The 1991 version of the Alsea Bay Bridge was designed with many unique characteristics that both created a sleek modern bridge and reminded the public of the lost tied arch bridge that once stood on the site.
The most important aspects of the new design included the main steel through arch and the included “Y” piers that gave the bridge a unique appearance yet still gave a since of bridge continuity throughout Oregon’s Pacific Coast Highway.
Length of largest span: 450.2 ft.
Total length: 2,910.2 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Deck width: 64.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.43357, -124.07227(decimal degrees) 44°26'01" N, 124°04'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
USGS topographic map
OR 01746B (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2010)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9) Substructure condition rating: Good(7 out of 9) Sufficiency rating: 76.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
October 18, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
March 31, 2011: New photos from Michael Goff
April 26, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff