Sep 5, 2007

Newport Bridge

I love the bridge in Newport. It is quite busy below the bridge as this is where the docks are and boats and ships are coming and going often.

Newport Bridge

The Yaquina Bay Bridge is an arch bridge that spans Yaquina Bay south of Newport, Oregon. It is one of the most recognizable of the U.S. Route 101 bridges designed by Conde McCullough.

The bridge opened on September 6, 1931, at a cost of $1,301,016. A total of 220 people worked to pour 30,000 cubic yards (23,000 m³) of concrete and fabricate 3,100 tons of steel.

The main span is flanked by identical 350 ft (107 m) steel arches. The rest of the structure is constructed of reinforced concrete.[2] One concrete deck girder forms the northern approach, and a series of 5 arches makes up the southern part of the bridge.

The details of the bridge are typical of McCullough's style.

6 comments:

  1. les ponts sont de vrais oeuvres d'art. bravo ce melange pont et nuage, cela fait une superbe photo


    the bridges are truths works of art cheer this mixture bridge and cloud, that makes a superb photograph

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  2. Great composition Faye. I really love this area with the harbor and arched bridge.

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  3. Not to take away from the photograph or the photographer (it is to be considered rather nifty) but that Yaquina Bay Bridge–it's like the Fremont Bridge, it just doesn't have a bad side!

    All props go to Conde McCullough–Google or Wikipedia him.

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  4. Samuel, thanks for the info on this bridge. I didn't know what it was called or who built it and after Googling Conde McCullough as you suggested I have added new info to the post.

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  5. i love bridges and bridge-shots.....i love the word bridge too....anything that works to connect two disparate parts has to be lovely ....and so is your shot :)

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