A new bridge in the Tillamook State Forest gives hikers, cyclists and ATV riders better access to trails and improves stream habitat for wildlife.
A bridge on the Elliott Creek Trail replaced three failing and poorly located bridges. Through the trail and bridge relocation, the site was enhanced to restore stream habitat. The new bridge spans the Devil’s Lake Fork of the Wilson River and gives pedestrians and ATVs better access to a network of trails surrounding the site. To set the bridge deck elevation, 3J modeled the flow using the computer software HEC-RAS to determine the 100-year water surface elevation.
Oregon Department of Forestry
Access paths to the bridge were raised and stabilized.
The bridge now spans the stream more broadly, giving the waterway more room to flow.