CapeCreek Rail-detail

Decorative Railing Ready for Adaptive Reuse

CapeCreek Rail-detail

Detail of bridge railing to be replaced
(Photo provided by Hamilton Construction)

What could you do with an 18 – 20 foot length of historic bridge railing weighing 6,000 – 8,000 pounds? The Siulslaw Pioneer Museum thinks they have a bright idea and is claiming theirs for free. You can too.

Hamilton Construction was recently awarded the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) contract to renovate the historic Cape Creek Bridge just north of Florence on Hwy 101. It is refreshing to hear Hamilton is offering the public this very decorative railing that is being replaced.

No longer safe by 21st century standards, the railing is being exchanged with one of a conforming design.

 

CapeCreek Rail-bridge

Cape Creek Bridge designed by Conde McCullough
(Photo provided by Hamilton Construction)

Resembling a Roman aqueduct and designed by Oregon State Engineer Conde McCullough, the Cape Creek Bridge was completed in 1932 and is ready for a safety upgrade to be completed by summer 2014.

For more information on the bridge rail project please visit ODOT’s website.

Hamilton has offered bridge railing before; see the KVAL story on the Patterson Bridge.

What adaptive reuse do you have in mind? If you are interested in claiming your very own historic bridge rail please contact Linda Scronce-Johnson at Hamilton Construction, (541) 746-2426. 

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One Response to Decorative Railing Ready for Adaptive Reuse

  1. George Kramer January 23, 2014 at 7:19 am #

    Not just a “conforming” design for the replacement rail, which will be strengthened considerably to meet required crash-testing standards, but a virtual duplicate of the historic design that will retain virtually all visual aspects of McCullough’s origina. It’ll just have more internal support and connection. I’m glad that Hamilton is offering up the sections….wonder if they deliver?

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