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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Front Street Railroad Viaduct, Front Street near Market Street NE, (D)

The narrow bridge on Front Street is sometimes a hindrance for north-south passage when cars are in competition with the train for roadway. However, this is a historic site. It is the oldest Oregon concrete viaduct still in existence. It was built in 1913 to accommodate rail traffic over the new Willamette River Bridge a few blocks south.
This Discovery is not listed as a Salem Historic Property.

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