Old Youngs Bay Bridge

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.

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)
Carries
US 101 Bus.
CrossesYoungs Bay
LocaleAstoria, Oregon[1]
Characteristics
DesignBascule bridge
MaterialSteel
Total length1,766.2 feet (538.3 m)[2]
History
DesignerConde McCullough
Construction end1921[1]
Location

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]

See alsoEdit

 
Far picture of the bridge

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Old Youngs Bay Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 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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