Awesome bridge! I'm adding this one to my list of must-sees.
The Megler Spans of this bridge appear to be undergoing repairs and repainting. I added a few photos I found from Oregon DOT.
This bridge is so stunning it takes my breath away. It seems like it just drops right off into the water. Awesome.
J.R., Traveling down Oh 7, yes, would be a good idea. There are some historic spans. I did follow the Pomeroy bridge replacement. I agree, I missed getting the chance to visit the old truss there. I been across numerous historic bridges in the Ohio River region of my state. Many of those have been replaced. Here is some I recall:
The bridge over the Big Sandy river at Ceredo-Kenova, West Virginia was once a five span truss. Today it is a steel beam structure.
I passed under a still present monster of a railroad bridge not far from the Big Sandy.
Near West Virginia's Camden Park was a Parker truss over a creek.
Huntington W Va. has a modern continuous truss where an old cantileverer truss once stood.
Besides the mentioned bridges above there are or were many simple truss bridges in the area I crossed as a boy.
One more little tidbit. I hope the Ironton-Russell cantilever is preserved instead being blown up like the Pomeroy span. That is the bridge I see when I see my Grandmother Walker and my aunt Pam and uncle Ron.
Over all the bridges I admire and read about or cross, one has my heart..... Michigan's BIG MAC!!!
Todd, you need to go over to East Liverpool and follow Ohio 7 along the Ohio. While those bridges might not be as spectacular as the bridges in the Pacific Northwest, there are some amazing bridges over the Ohio River.
In fact, you might want to cross some of them before they're gone forever - you already missed the Pomeroy-Mason Bridge that went down last April.
An absolutely stunning structure!
Thanks for the cool pic Mike. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is a spectacular bridge I would love to check out if got a chance to visit the Pacific Northwest. I been reading about the numerous historic spans along Rt 101. A bridge fanatic like me would surely enjoy driving Rt 101. I live in northern Ohio and the neatest bridge close to me is Michigan's Mackinac Straits Bridge the one span that got me into bridges in the first place.
Every time I have been down to Astoria/Megler the sun has not been in the favor of shooting from the Washington Side. I have a very hazy photo of the Washington end of the bridge. I'll post if for you.
This is a beautiful west coast bridge. So far on this site there is pics of the Astoria continuous truss only. I've read about this bridge and on the Megler side there are seven simple truss spans starting at the other end of the long trestle extending from the end of the high level Astoria trusses. I like to see the Megler trusses posted if possible.
It's more long than scary (about three miles), and it's a lot of fun to cross. This is an excellent photo, but it has to be seen in person.
Wow! That's a beauty - and I'll bet it's a white knuckler to drive across!