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")
OR 01746B (Oregon Dept. of Transportation structure number)
BH 30058 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory(6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good(7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.7 (out of 100) View more at BridgeReports.com
August 3, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added category "V-Shaped Rigid Frame"
April 19, 2018: New photos from Mike Garland
October 10, 2014: New photos from Royce and Bobette Haley
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