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View of Astoria Oregon & Columbia River Bridge From the Column
Astoria Oregon View of Astoria From the Column
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson , May 2006

Astoria, Oregon Points of Interest:

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The Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River
US101 Young's Bay Lift Bridge from Astoria to Warrenton
Astoria Churches

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Astoria Oregon Astoria Column
The Column
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The Astoria-Megler Bridge

U.S. Highway 101 over the Columbia River
Connecting Oregon with Washington State

The world’s longest cantilever through-truss bridge in the world was opened in late August 1966. Construction had started in November four years earlier. Completion of the bridge was the last link on the Pacific Coast Highway connecting Mexico and Canada.

Prior to the bridge’s construction, a ferry (which couldn’t operate in inclement weather) connected Oregon with Washington. The original $24 million cost was recouped by a toll which was removed on Christmas Eve, 1993.

The bridge’s clearance is 196 feet at high tide) and is 4.1 miles long. The main superstructure is nearest to the Oregon side. Astoria, Oregon is a highly-polished community with a lot to offer the historic tourist. It has been the backdrop of at least five movies – the two most widely-seen being The Goonies and Kindergarten Cop.

The town dates from the early 1800s and has a remarkable masonry tower which provides a spectacular view of town and bridge.

Astoria Oregon and the Columbia River Bridge 'to nowhere.'
View of Astoria and the Columbia River Bridge 'to nowhere.'
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson , May 2006
Astoria Oregon Columbia River Bridge 'to nowhere.'
Astoria Oregon Columbia River Bridge 'to nowhere.'
Photos Courtesy Barclay Gibson , March 2007
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Astoria Oregon St. Mary's Catholic Church
Astoria St. Mary's Catholic Church
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson , May 2006
Astoria Oregon Closed Church
A Closed Church
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US101 Young's Bay Lift Bridge from Astoria to Warrenton
Photo Courtesy Barclay Gibson , May 2006
Young's Bay Lift Bridge from Astoria Oregon to Warrenton
Young's Bay Lift Bridge from Astoria Oregon to Warrenton
Young's Bay Lift Bridge,  Astoria Oregon
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