Old Youngs Bay Bridge

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Old Youngs Bay Bridge
Old Youngs Bay Bridge - Astoria Oregon.jpg
Coordinates 46°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.
Crosses Youngs Bay
Locale Astoria, Oregon[1]
Design Bascule bridge
Material steel
Total length 1,766.2 feet (538.3 m)[2]
Designer Conde McCullough
Construction end 1921[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 feet (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]

See also[edit]

The bascule drawspan section


  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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