Coastal Connection

This article describes the design and construction of the replacement bridge for the Spencer Creek Bridge, located on U.S. Route 101 near the town of Newport along the Oregon coast. The new bridge, designed to replace the original three-span, reinforced-concrete-deck-girder bridge, is designed to guard against earthquakes, scour, floods, and tidal waves. The new bridge also features a deck arch, which is designed to keep with the style of many notable bridges along the Oregon coast. The article describes the numerous challenges faced by the bridge designers, such as significant lateral loads from the arches, high potential for corrosion, high seismic design loads, and potential for soil liquefaction.

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  • Authors:
    • Potisuk, Tanarat
    • McIntier, Daniel J
  • Publication Date: 2009-9


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01141303
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2009 7:07PM