Hoffman Bridge  -- 14K

Hoffman Bridge

World Guide Number: 37-22-08

Lee Hoffman built this 90 ft. span across Crabtree Creek for the county in 1936. The bridge employs the typical Howe Truss so common on Oregon bridges. Gothic windows adorn the sides of this crossing instead of Linn County's usual open sides. A protective metal bumper has been added to the upstream side of the piers to protect them during high water.

Inside, the timbers used for the chords appear to be hand hewed. At the time of building, it was common to cut the chord timbers from nearby groves of trees and rough them out in place with a broadax. The dimensions would be refined by shaping the timber with an adz.

From Scio, follow highway 226 south to Hungry Hill Road, turn right and proceed west to the bridge.

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