Rogue River in Jackson County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Crossing the Rogue
Four bridges have spanned the river at this location in the last 100 years. With the changes in traffic volume and weight, each bridge was outgrown and replaced with a larger, stronger bridge. In 1910, with the dawn of the automobile and State Highway 99 along the south bank, this bridge crossing became the town's crucial link to the rest of the state. Today, while Interstate 5 has shifted the primary travel corridor to the north bank of the river, this river crossing continues to be the lifeline to smaller communities along the south side. Without it, neighboring communities would go without mail, food, supplies, and emergency services.
Erected by City of Rogue River.
Location. 42° 25.862′ N, 123° 10.314′ W. Marker is in Rogue River, Oregon, in Jackson County. Marker is on Rogue River Highway (Oregon Route 99) near North Star Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8898 Rogue River Highway, Rogue River OR 97537, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. A Bridge for a New Century (here, next to this marker); Rising above the Rogue (here, next to this marker); The City of Rogue River (here, next to this marker); Evan's Ferry (a few steps from this marker); Applegate Trail - Fort Birdseye (approx. 2 miles away); Fort Birdseye (approx. 2 miles away); Valley of the Rogue Applegate Trail Kiosk (approx. 2.6 miles away); Rock Point, Oregon (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rogue River.
More about this marker. The marker is near the Rogue River Chamber of Commerce.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.