New Bridge, Oregon

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New Bridge, Oregon
Unincorporated community
New Bridge, Oregon is located in Oregon
New Bridge, Oregon
New Bridge, Oregon
New Bridge, Oregon is located in the US
New Bridge, Oregon
New Bridge, Oregon
Coordinates: 44°48′02″N 117°11′24″W / 44.80056°N 117.19000°W / 44.80056; -117.19000Coordinates: 44°48′02″N 117°11′24″W / 44.80056°N 117.19000°W / 44.80056; -117.19000
Country United States
State Oregon
County Baker
Elevation 2,369 ft (722 m)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 • Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
Area code(s) 458 and 541
GNIS feature ID 1146799[1]

New Bridge (or Newbridge) is an unincorporated community in Baker County, Oregon, United States,[1] about three miles north of Richland and Oregon Route 86.[2] Its elevation is 2,369 feet (722 m).[1]

New Bridge was founded on the banks of Eagle Creek near an important bridge built across the stream in pioneer times.[3] Joseph Gale was the first postmaster of New Bridge post office, which ran from 1878 until 1967.[3] The town was originally in Union County until 1901, when the boundaries were changed to eliminate the panhandle in which New Bridge was located.[3] New Bridge was platted in 1908, "only after irreversible decline had set in".[4] New Bridge sold agricultural products from the Eagle Valley to miners near Sparta.[4] It had a fruit and vegetable cannery, a box factory, and a packing shed for apples.[4] The decline of New Bridge was due in part to nearby Richland being platted in 1897.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "New Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. November 28, 1980. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ Oregon Atlas & Gazetteer (7th ed.). Yarmouth, Maine: DeLorme. 2008. p. 79. ISBN 0-89933-347-8. 
  3. ^ a b c McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 701. ISBN 978-0875952772. 
  4. ^ a b c d Bailey, Barbara Ruth (1982). Main Street: Northeastern Oregon. Oregon Historical Society. pp. 53, 55. ISBN 0-87595-073-6.