Quality Inn & Suites at Coos Bay
1503 Virginia Ave
North Bend, OR 97459
Phone: (541) 756-3191
Fax: (541) 756-5818
1503 Virginia Ave, North Bend, OR, US, 97459
- Phone: (541) 756-3191
- Fax: (541) 756-5818
It was called the Coos Bay Bridge and the North Bend Bridge but was renamed a year after its maker, Conde B. McCullough's death in 1946. The Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge is an exceptional, engineering wonder with its amalgamation of Gothic, Moderne and Art Deco styles. Opened in 1936, this cantilever truss bridge spans across 5,305 feet (1616.96 meters) with its ornate arches and soaring towers and was considered the longest of its kind when its construction was completed. It was also the most expensive of the Oregon Coast bridges. In 1986, a Swedish ship damaged the base of the bridge resulting a temporary closure of the iconic link. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005 for its architectural, economic and cultural significance.
Spread across 745.07 acres (301.52 hectares), this South Coast jewel is nestled on top of limestone cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean and is a breathtaking combination of natural beauty as well as man-made gardens. Shore Acres State Park is the former estate of Louis Simpson, a timber baron which was sold to the state in 1942. The five acres (2.02 hectares) of beautifully landscaped gardens includes a Japanese garden with a huge lily pond. The gardens are full with plants and flowers from all around the world and is always blooming throughout the year. It is the site of the yearly holiday lights when the entire estate is lit up with decorative lights. At the mansion's site is a confined observatory that offers you a vista of the towering waves and migrating gray whales. Shore Acres also has a small secluded beach where you can picnic along with elephant seals. A visit to this lovely place will be an enchanting experience.