We cross this bridge several times a month, it's a beautiful drive over to the WA coast. We enjoy taking photos of the ships and Columbia River while crossing over. :)
Want the thrill & view of crossing from one gorgeous state to another and this bridge offers panoramic experiences and eager anticipation for all you can see from high up and at the water's edge. It's well worth the adventure!
I recall this bridge from my childhood and honestly it looks just as intimidating as it did then! As my family and I planned a trip to Astoria we thought instead of taking I5 into Oregon we would go to Long Beach and enter Oregon via 101. Great view of the river and as you cross the bridge you can... More
It was 1962 and the big news in Astoria--a new bridge connecting small Washington towns to the big city of Astoria Oregon ( a population of 10,000 people)! This became the popular dubbed bridge to nowhere! But the times they are a changin'! The foresight of replacing the smaller traffic bearing ferries with a bridge allows traffic to flow freely.... More
This is a very long, and high at one end, bridge from the south end of Washington to Astoria Oregon. Only way to drive there directly, so glad it was also interesting. No fee as the bond has been paid off.
I love driving over the Astoria-Megler Bridge, as long as it isn't too windy. The Oregon end of the bridge starts out very high above the river and then drops down to water level. Approaching the Washington side, the bridge rises again, but not near as high as on the Oregon side. I remember being in my parents truck going... More
It is a longer span than most bridges we see in the West. It fits naturally into the location and enhances rather than disrupts the view.
This is the four mile long bridge crossing the mighty Columbia River, connecting Astoria, Oregon to Washington State. The drive over gives you a great look at some of the sandbars that make navigating the Columbia River so difficult. Once you get to Washington State, there are several quaint fishing villages along the highway. The drive back across gives you... More
Physically, this is an interesting bridge and who would have fun analyzing it as they drive over the Columbia River into Oregon (or vice versa). I like the color of this bridge even though most of it was under construction at the time. Do not miss it from either side. Next time I will take a boat trip out of... More
Worth a drive across to get a feel for the scale of the Columbia River and a view back across to Astoria. If you are an engineer or bridge fan, you'll appreciate this span as well
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