National Register of Historic Places in Coos County

National Register #05000817: Coos Bay Bridge in North Bend, Oregon
21 September 2010
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National Register #05000817
Coos Bay Bridge
AKA Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge
Highway 101
North Bend
Opened June 1936

The Coos Bay Bridge is one of eleven major bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway designed under the supervision of Conde B. McCullough. These bridges replaced ferries that had formerly crossed the bay.

The heavy traffic in the shipping channel led to a cantilevered bridge instead of a draw bridge. The cantilever section of the bridge spans 793 feet with a vertical clearance of 145 feet. The towers rise 280 feet above the water with curved sway bracing in a Gothic arch style. The ends of the bridge are marked by pedestrian plazas detailed with Art Moderne motifs.

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