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Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge - Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 23.563 W 121° 11.545
10T E 643962 N 4917081
Quick Description: The new Crooked River Bridge (2000) across the Crooked River Gorge was dedicated as the Rex T. Barber Veterans Memorial Bridge in 2003.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2009 7:55:38 PM
Waymark Code: WM5Z8P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 4

Long Description:
The was the first high gorge cast-in-place segmental concrete arch bridge built in the U.S. The bridge has a total length of 535 feet with an arch span of 410 feet and is 79 feet wide. The bridge was designed by David Goodyear of T.Y. Lin International and was built by Kiewit Pacific Co.
Rex T. Barber, a Central Oregon native, was credited as the fighter pilot who shot down the plane carring the Japanese Admiral Yamamoto during World War II.
Bridge Info: (visit link)
Construction info and photos: (visit link) and (visit link)
Parking is available at Peter Skene Ogden Scenic Wayside (N 44° 23.432’ W 121° 11.569’).
There are two additional arch bridges nearby.
Length of bridge: 535

Height of bridge: 300

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor vehicles, Pedestrians, Bikes

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Crooked River Gorge

Date constructed: 2000

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: U.S. Hwy. 97

Near Jefferson/Deschutes county line

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