The Yaquina Bay Bridge is about 100 miles southwest of Portland along Oregon's coast. It consists of a steel through arch main span, two steel deck arch side spans, five reinforced concrete arch spans on the south side of the Bay, and fifteen simply-supported girder approach spans.
The bridge was designed by Oregon State bridge engineer Conde McCullough and built by Gilpin and General Construction contractors in 1936 for $1.3 million. This bridge, like many of Conde's structures includes beautiful stairways leading to pedestrian viewing areas, highly ornamented railings, enormous, raked columns supporting fluted pylons, etc. These bridges provide a sublime visual experience for pedestrians and drivers.
Its incredible that this enormous, elegant structure was constructed in something close to a wilderness of northern Oregon in the 1930s.
Oregon's Bridges: Yaquina Bay Bridge (2) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.