McCullough Memorial Bridge
McCullough Memorial Bridge
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Seafrog1941
Eugene, OR49 contributions
This is a really striking and beautiful bridge. It is a mile long cantilever span with symmetrical multi arch approaches on both ends. Best viewed from the west side on Horsefall Beach Road. Being under it and looking at the exposed steel understructure has been compared to visiting a cathedral. It was opened in 1936 and was a WPA project. It is named after its designer Conde B. McCullough who also designed 10 other major bridges on Hwy 101 in Oregon. He used an ancient Egyptian motif for the shape of concrete structures on the approaches of all those bridges.
Written September 3, 2020
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Richard E
Coos Bay, OR347 contributions
One of the most beautiful bridges I have seen. Up close and from a distance it is an awesome sight. If you get a chance, go to Ferry Road, and you can drive under the bridge from the south side. Looking north at the underside of the bridge is like an enormous cathedral !
Written July 13, 2020
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D M
North Bend, OR93 contributions
Family
I have lived here my entire life, 55 years. I have never heard our McCullough Bridge referred to as The Coos Bay Bridge. Interesting to say the least. This beautiful one mile bridge is quite a feat. It is something we are proud of in this area. To get the utmost of your bridge experience go on the walk under the bridge. There are stairs on each side on the North Bend end of the bridge. It is such an amazing beautiful sight. Careful riding bicycles across as the big rigs can really pull on you and this is a windy area. Safety first please. Enjoy our area as we have a lot of beautiful nature in this area and lots of fun things to enjoy.
Written November 11, 2014
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shyboy2011
Portland, OR1,011 contributions
Couples
Wow over a mile long... Currently having work done on it..it was opened in 1936..it's made of concrete and steel.. Named after the bridge engineer a year after he died
Written October 5, 2020
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Gavatron07
Tasman, New Zealand478 contributions
Couples
I never thought before a recent trip to the US I had much interest in bridges.

But after our recent trip I see that they not only fulfil a very necessary function in getting people across water but many look different and some even have some visual charm.

This bridge has some interest from a distance but also has some visual appeal as you drive over under its criss-crossed beams.
Written June 22, 2019
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WestCoastGiirl
Coos Bay, OR94 contributions
Friends
Some great pictures to be had under the bridge. We have done senior and family pictures under this bridge!
Written March 3, 2019
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ConfusionHill
Coos Bay, Oregon, United States23 contributions
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When we first moved here someone told us to go under the bridge and that is one of the most awesome sights to see. It's like a cathedral to the engineers who first concieved of spanning the bay. Take any road east of the bridge near sunset and find a beauteous light show play across the span.
Written June 25, 2018
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ccrowe3
Lakeside, CA509 contributions
Family
OK. So no offense to the people of Coos Bay, it is a pretty bridge, and it will allow you to transport your car from one side of the bay to the other for only the cost of the gasoline. If you want to get a better look at it stop along Trans Pacific Lane, just a little bit north of the bridge.
Written July 14, 2015
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bruce p
Albuquerque, NM4,118 contributions
Family
Nothing touristy about this at all, it was just a bridge to drive over.....though they do have a biking lane, but otherwise JUST A BRIDGE
Written July 14, 2015
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siberian22
Glassgow, Oregon19 contributions
Family
This is his best OR west coast bridge. the scale, the placement, the detailing, the drive thru are all exquisite. If you can only visit one bridge, this is the one. And, going south, it is the entry to one of the most diverse and missed areas on the coast.
Written March 4, 2014
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