The Siuslaw Bridge has a total length of 1568 ft and it was built in 1936 by the Mercer-Fraser Company of Eureka, California. The bridge would be at the mouth of the Siuslaw River except there is a giant sandbar that makes it flow another four miles before it finds the Pacific. The city of Florence is on the north side of the river and has a population of about 8000 people. The economy used to be based on logging and fishing but now its mostly supported by tourism and by retired people moving into the area. Perhaps the movable bridge span was to allow the passage of boats loaded with timber from Oregon's interior.
We can see timber piles sticking out the river where a dock once stood. The river was crossed by a ferry before the bridge was built.
Oregon's Bridges: Siuslaw River Bridge by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.