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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. Make Siuslaw River Bridge a part of your Florence vacation plans using our Florence trip planner.
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  • a very cool old bridge with awesome architecture nice spots in town to get pictures of the bridge as well 
    a very cool old bridge with awesome architecture nice spots in town to get pictures of the bridge as well  more »
  • We love Old Town Florence and the architecture of the Siuslaw river bridge. We love to sit at the coffee shop under the bridge and look at the bridge and the river. It’s a beautiful place 
    We love Old Town Florence and the architecture of the Siuslaw river bridge. We love to sit at the coffee shop under the bridge and look at the bridge and the river. It’s a beautiful place  more »
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