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Coordinates: 42°22′49″N 122°34′46″W / 42.380139°N 122.579500°W / 42.380139; -122.579500

Lost Creek Bridge
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
Nearest city: Lake Creek, Oregon
Built/Founded: 1919
Added to NRHP: 1979
NRHP Reference#: 79002070

The Lost Creek Bridge is a wooden covered bridge located near Lake Creek, Oregon, United States, about 15 miles (24 km) ENE of Medford. The bridge is about 11.89 meters (39 feet) long, making it the shortest covered bridge in Oregon.

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,[1] and subsequently closed to vehicle traffic. A newer concrete bridge runs parallel and serves as a bypass.[2]

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Construction

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Truss

Queenpost

The truss of the bridge is a queen post-style, comprising two angled supports pushing against a horizontal "keystone" support. The design is made to extend a king post-style truss, but is only stable for short spans.[3]

Roof

The shingled roof is arched in flying buttress style, and was restored in 1985.

Views of the Lost Creek Bridge

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