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Sheridan Bridge in is a two-lane steel Truss bridge carrying vehicular traffic in Sheridan, Oregon, United States. Construction began in 1938 and finished in 1939. This bridge connects the northern part and southern part of the town across the South Yamhill River in Yamhill County.Construction
Sheridan Bridge was built in 1938. It was a project of the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression of the 1930s. When the new bridge was built, the older steel bridge was lifted up and moved down river a short distance. Mountain States Construction Company built the bridge for Yamhill County.Location
This steel bridge is part of Bridge Street that starts just north of the Federal Correctional Institution, Sheridan at Oregon Route 18 and crosses Oregon Route 18 Business where the bridge crosses the South Yamhill River. It is the only passenger bridge inside of town (there is a railroad bridge further upriver), and is maintained by Yamhill County. As of 2001 the bridge carries an average of 2,163 vehicles per-day on the two-lane structure in downtown Sheridan.