The Oregon bridges found along the coast are some of the state's most famous landmarks. Today, most if not all of the Oregon bridges are
painted a dark navy green. This page provides photographs of many
of the state's historically significant bridges. Oregon has
more than 200 bridges eligible to be listed on the National
Register of Historic Places. The majority of the beautiful
bridges along the Oregon Coast were designed by Conde B.
McCullough in the early 1930's. The O.D.O.T. (Oregon
Department of Transportation) is responsible for maintaining
these bridges. The wet humid climate of the Oregon coastline
forced O.D.O.T. to make changes on maintaining these bridges or
else they could easily be lost. Making an extensive check of the
bridges most apt to be in threat the department undertook some
new procedures. Some but not all of these procedures involved
include precasting of replaceable parts, composite strengthening,
and many other methods. Thankfully to O.D.O.T. many of these
bridges have been saved and preserved back to their original
Below is a bit of information about some of the bridges:
The content below has been stolen from my site and now appears on another site. This is NOT the only instance.
The Thomas Creek The highest bridge in Oregon at just over
300 feet. The day I shot the photo I climbed down about 200 feet
before I could get any view of the bridge. Best seen from a
The Alsea Bay Bridge was started in 1988 and completed in
1991. The bridge has bold Y-shaped piers and a towering arch at
its center. This was the first bridge that Conde McCullough
designed to replace the Old Alsea Bay Bridge.
Big Creek Bridge's main span is 120 feet of
reinforced concrete throughout a tied arch - it has an elliptical
shape. This was one of the first reinforced tied arch spans to be
built in this country. The bridge is 235 feet total, designed by
Conde McCullough and built by the Union Bride Company.
Cape Creek Bridge: This bridge goes over Cape Creek and is
one of Conde McCullough's most unique designs. The bridge
runs over the creek into the Creek Tunnel on highway 101. The
span of the bridge is 619 feet. The bridge was constructed by John
K. Holt and the Clackamas Construction Co.
The Columbia River (Astoria) is also known as the
Astoria-Megler Bridge. It is a bit over four miles long and
is the longest bridge in Oregon. This bridge connects Oregon and
Washington State. It was designed jointly by the Oregon and
Washington State highway departments.