Bridging the Waters
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 37.167 W 124° 03.170
10T E 416473 N 4941216
One of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Waymark Code: WM1431
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/07/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 6

This sign about the Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of a group of six signs beneath the south end of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Marker Name: Bridging the Waters
Marker Text: Built by the Works Progress Administration, the Yaquina Bay Bridge is 3,260 feet long. About 220 men were employed 30 hours each week from Aug. 1, 1934 until its opening on Sept. 6, 1936. During the first ten hours after the bridge opened, 5,290 cars crossed the span.
Conde B. McCullough supervised the design and construction of the Yaquina Bay Bridge, Umpqua River Bridge, and Coos Bay Bridge. Until these bridges were built, it was not possible to travel the Oregon coast without being ferried across water.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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