Address: Cherry St., Elk City, Oregon. County/parish: Lincoln.
Removed from the National Register of Historic Places November 25, 1986.
Elk City Bridge was a covered bridge spanning the Yaquina River at Elk City in Lincoln County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was destroyed by a storm on November 13, 1981.
The original bridge, built by the county in 1922 for $3,200, was a 100-foot (30 m) Howe truss span with 10.5-foot (3.2 m) vertical clearance and a 15 ton load limit supported by wooden pilings that suffered from rot. The county planned to remove the bridge in 1980, but fundraising for repairs had gathered $20,000, and restoration had begun when high winds caused another $90,000 damage to the structure. The county did not have enough money for restoration or to pursue an insurance settlement through the courts.
The bridge, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, was delisted after its destruction.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79002104