Siuslaw River Bridge, Florence

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The Siuslaw River Bridge is a bascule bridge that spans the Siuslaw River on U.S. Route 101 in Florence, Oregon. It was designed by Conde McCullough, built by the Mercer-Fraser Company of Eureka, California, and funded by the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works (later renamed the Public Works Administration). It opened in 1936.
The bridge's total length is 1568ft. When open, the 140ft double-leaf bascule provides 110ft of horizontal clearance for boat traffic. The bascule section is flanked by two 154ft reinforced concrete tied arches, identical to those used in the original Alsea Bay Bridge. Four Art Deco-style obelisks house mechanical equipment as well as living quarters for the bridge operator. The total cost of the bridge was $527,000.
The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005.
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  • Driven over this bridge and taken many pics of it. Also walked under and admired how it's built many times during my visits to Old Town Florence.  more »
  • Very out of the car, put on rain gear and really observe and walk across the bridge. It is a classic.  more »
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  • We stopped in Florence for a lunch break and this fantastic bridge we dominating the scenery across the river.
  • Beautiful bridge. Never have seen it open for boats but, I'm sure back when it was built, the bridge was opened often.

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