Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge
Oregon Coast Highway 101
North Bend, OR 97459
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.