Old Youngs Bay Bridge

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Old Youngs Bay Bridge
Old Youngs Bay Bridge bascule section.jpg
Coordinates46°10′08″N 123°50′17″W / 46.168795°N 123.838133°W / 46.168795; -123.838133 (Old Youngs Bay Bridge)Coordinates: 46°10′08″N 123°50′17″W / 46.168795°N 123.838133°W / 46.168795; -123.838133 (Old Youngs Bay Bridge)
US 101 Bus.
CrossesYoungs Bay
LocaleAstoria, Oregon[1]
DesignBascule bridge
Total length1,766.2 feet (538.3 m)[2]
DesignerConde McCullough
Construction end1921[1]

The Old Youngs Bay Bridge is a bascule bridge across Youngs Bay in Astoria, Oregon completed in 1921. Conde McCullough was responsible for designing this bridge, his first for Oregon.

The bridge consists of two 75-foot (23 m) steel bascule leaves approached over a pile trestle and timber spans. It has a total length of 1,766 feet (538 m).[3] The bridge features early versions of McCullough's signature accent elements, with Art Moderne concrete pylons topped by light fixtures flanking the landings at either end of the bridge.[4]

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Far picture of the bridge


  1. ^ a b Old Youngs Bay Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved on 2009-05-19.
  2. ^ Boughn, James. "Historic Bridges of the United States". Retrieved 2009-05-19.
  3. ^ Hadlow, Robert W. (2001). Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans: C.B. McCullough, Oregon's Master Bridge Builder. Oregon State University Press. p. 140. ISBN 0-87071-534-8.
  4. ^ "HAER OR-128-1". Historic American Engineering Record. Retrieved 6 September 2012.

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