Center Street Bridge

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Center Street Bridge
Center Street Bridge Salem.JPG
Coordinates 44°56′42″N 123°02′36″W / 44.94500°N 123.04333°W / 44.94500; -123.04333Coordinates: 44°56′42″N 123°02′36″W / 44.94500°N 123.04333°W / 44.94500; -123.04333
Carries OR 22 (Center Street)
Crosses Willamette River
Locale Salem, Oregon
Maintained by Marion County
Characteristics
Design Plate girder
History
Opened July 30, 1918
(replaced 1891 steel bridge)

The Center Street Bridge is an automobile bridge located in Salem, Oregon, United States. It spans the Willamette River, connecting West Salem and Oregon Route 22 to Salem. It carries vehicle traffic eastbound from Route 22 and directly from Wallace Road. Traffic exits onto Center Street directly, and onto Front Street via an off-ramp, which was built in 1977.[1] Construction of the bridge started in 1917.[2] The bridge was officially opened on July 30, 1918, to two-way vehicle traffic. It was later switched to eastbound-only when the westbound-only Marion Street Bridge opened in 1954. Center Street Bridge replaced the steel bridge that had been built in 1891,[3] and was reconstructed in 1983 after the completion of a widening project from two to four lanes on the Marion Street Bridge.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ "Crossing the Willamette" (PDF). mwvcog.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 30, 2004. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ "History of Bridges" (PDF). Salem River Crossing. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 
  3. ^ Lutz, Dick. "Salem History: Bridges". salemhistory.net. Retrieved December 27, 2008. 

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