Parvin Bridge

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Parvin Bridge
Parvin Covered Bridge (Dexter, Oregon) 1921.jpg
Parvin Bridge
Parvin Bridge is located in Oregon
Parvin Bridge
Nearest city Dexter, Oregon
Coordinates 43°53′59″N 122°49′17″W / 43.89972°N 122.82139°W / 43.89972; -122.82139Coordinates: 43°53′59″N 122°49′17″W / 43.89972°N 122.82139°W / 43.89972; -122.82139
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1921
Architectural style Other, Howe truss
Governing body Local
MPS Oregon Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference # 79003767[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1979

The Parvin Bridge is a covered bridge located in Lane County, Oregon, U.S. near Dexter. It was built in 1921 as a single-lane 75-foot (23 m) bridge across Lost Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Willamette River.

The bridge was a replacement for a 66-foot (20 m) Howe truss design which failed a 1917 inspection by bridge inspector J. W. McArthur. He wrote, "An old bridge. Chords badly worm eaten. Downstream chord has been reinforced in middle by a timber bolted on. Wood is but little better than a powder from worm action. All signs indicate a new bridge in from 2 to 4 years."[2]

George W. Breeding constructed the present bridge at the same site in 1921 for $3,617,[2] equivalent to $47.8 thousand today.[3] It is also a Howe truss and includes a 62-foot (19 m) eastern approach and a 17-foot (5.2 m) western approach. Roadwork in the mid-1970s realigned the road to bypass the bridge, being accessible only to pedestrians afterwards. A dedication ceremony was held November 17, 1986 to reopen the renovated span to vehicle traffic with a 10 short tons (9,100 kg) load limit.[2]

The Parvin Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Lost Creek (Parvin) Covered Bridge" (PDF). Oregon Department of Transportation. 19 December 2002. Retrieved 29 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Consumer Price Index (estimate) 1800–2014. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Retrieved February 27, 2014.
  4. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 20. Retrieved July 17, 2011.