Suspended Bridges at Cove Palisades State Park Posted for Load

The Deschutes and Crooked River Bridges at The Cove Palisades State Park are both a three-span steel girder and suspension type bridge that were built in 1963. The Deschutes River Bridge is 473 feet long and the Crooked River Bridge is 593 feet long. A May 2017 inspection of the bridges rated the superstructures to be in "good" condition and the substructures to be in "fair" condition.

A recent load rating inspection of the bridges concluded with results to show that the bridges should now no longer be open to all traffic, but should be posted for 24 tons maximum for certain type vehicles. 

The County is currently looking at options to repair several truss chords, diagonal members, and gusset plates to be able to remove the load rating recommended by ODOT.