The Coos Bay rail line closed in September 2007. The Port of Coos Bay purchased the line and after structure and tunnel work reopened the line to the North Spit area north of North Bend in 2011 as the Coos Bay Rail Link.
The Coos Bay bridge includes two timber approaches. The north approach is 315 feet and the south approach is 555 feet. In between are 12 steel trusses totaling 2,168 feet, with the mammoth swing span adding another 458 feet in total bridge length.
(Railway Track and Structures, Sept, 2004)
Length of largest span: 458.0 ft.
Total length: 3,055.0 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Coos Bay Railroad Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.42679, -124.23589(decimal degrees) 43°25'36" N, 124°14'09" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")