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McCullough Memorial Bridge

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Address: 43.43072oN 124.222336oW, Coos Bay, OR (Formerly Coos Bay Bridge)
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Cool bridge

One of the cooler bridges in the Pacific Northwest. You can drive (or walk) across, but it's also cool to head over to the dunes (heading north, it's a left turn just after the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the cooler bridges in the Pacific Northwest. You can drive (or walk) across, but it's also cool to head over to the dunes (heading north, it's a left turn just after the bridge ends) and see the bridge from a different angle. (The dunes are privately owned, but they're cool to check out while you're near the bridge).

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Bend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

The bridge is a bit spooky to travel across the first time. The old bridge is very high above the bay and a bit narrow. It's Hard to appreciate the view if your driving but is a pretty great experience as you enter North Bend.

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

You have to drive over it to get to North Bend/Coos Bay, built in 1939 to replace a ferry system, but high enough to allow big ship to come into port. Named after the state engineer who designed the bridges up and down the coast.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We crossed the Coos Bay Bridge as we left the city and headed north along the Oregon Coast. It's iron construction added a lot of character to the riverfront and offered a pleasant view of the surrounding area.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

You're likely going to just come upon this bridge as you travel through Coos Bay, but that doesn't mean this bridge is any less iconic. If you're heading south like we were, be prepped with camera/phone in hand as you approach the town. There are a couple of good photo opps as you approach. Not alot of places to pull... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This bridge and several others that span the rivers that enter the sea along the Oregon Coast are beautiful, both at a distance and as you drive across. It is worth your time to learn a bit of their history.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This mile-long bridge was the culmination of efforts to build bridges across all the estuaries and rivers on the Oregon coast and complete the Roosevelt Coastal Highway. My dad worked as a carpenter on this bridge. I have crossed it thousands of times and I never fail to feel at home when I see it. It is of unique design... More 

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Southern California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting piece of not only history but how things used to be made. I love going over bridges like this that have character.

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Atascadero, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I love bridges! This one is spectacular. I'm so glad we didn't miss it. I take pictures of bridges wherever we go and this one did not disappoint! You've got to see it!

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Coos Bay, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

One of the bridges that open the Oregon coast to tourism during the depression, this is by far the most magnificent. Some idiot will some day want to tear it down, but given its style and place in history, its views, and wonder, I would put it one any visitors list.

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