The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge in the northwest United States that spans the lower Columbia River, between Astoria, Oregon, and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington. Opened 55 years ago in 1966, it is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.Plan to visit Astoria-Megler Bridge and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Astoria attractions using our Astoria planner.
The bridge is 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of the river at the Pacific Ocean. The bridge is 4.067 miles (6.55 km) in length, and was the final segment of U.S. Route 101 to be completed between Olympia, Washington, and Los Angeles, California.
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We stayed at a Holiday Inn Express that was literally right beneath it in Astoria. Quite a sight. to see. more »
You know you are in Astoria when you see the span of the bridge. It crosses the mouth of the Columbia River, and you get the sense of how massive the river delta is. The bridge is just over 4 miles... more »
How do you rate a bridge...it supported the car and we travel across the mouth of the Columbia which saved us from swimming, always nice since this part of the Columbia, shipwreck's aren't unheard of. The bridge was safe and has a great roller coaster like down part perfect for winter sledding. I hope this helps. Oh and it goes from Oregon to Washington or visa versa.
This beautiful bridge connects Oregon and Washington. In rain or sunshine, at sunrise or sunset this bridge is great to photograph. It is an easy drive to either side as well. The bridge is only one lane each direction so pack some patience, there are times where it can be very busy. Enjoy the scenery as you cross. There are often ships anchored on the river, to the east that are clearly visible from the bridge.
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