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In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934,the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year.

Book News Annotation:

Bottenberg (Bridges of Portland) has gathered another set of (200+) excellent b&w photos of five major bridges that first gave auto access to the entire Oregon coast without recourse to ferries. Bottenberg, ever the engineer, includes many & intimate pictures during the 1935/36 construction of six bridges designed by Conde B. McCullough and funded by the PWA: the Rogue River Bridge (Gold Beach), Yaquina Bay Bridge (Newport), Alsea Bay Bridge (Waldport), Siuslaw River Bridge (Florence), Umpqua River Bridge (Reedsport), and Coos Bay Bridge (North Bend). Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year.

About the Author

Author Ray Bottenberg is an Oregon native, a registered professional engineer, and a bridge enthusiast. In this volume, he tells the story of six remarkable bridges through an assortment of photographs gathered from such sources as the Oregon Department of Transportation, the Oregon State Archives in Salem, the Cecil Ager collection, and his own private collection.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780738548609
Author:
Bottenberg, Ray
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
US History-General
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Bri
Subject:
Or
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Images of America
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200, Black and White
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
9.24x6.56x.34 in. .71 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , In the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year.
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