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“the most photogenic bridge”
Review of Yaquina Bay Bridge

Yaquina Bay Bridge
Ranked #8 of 52 things to do in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 July 2014

The Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the Historic bridges along the coast of Oregon (I lost count of how many there were) This is the most photogenic of the bridges, it is also one the best to get pictures of at multiple angles. the town (Newport) has lots to do, aquariums wax museums etc.

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Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The bridge is a lovely back drop for the many wonderful places to visit in Newport. The green color is a great choice! Also a great views of the bay and channel from the bridge.

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We loved this deco style bridge, especially when it was shrouded in fog like a scene from a film noir.

Thank wllm
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Well. . . it's a bridge. It carries you across Yaquina Bay for free, I've never had an accident on it, it works going in both directions - so I guess in that regard, I'll have to give it five stars. One hundred percent for functionality!

Well, now that we've confirmed that it's a stretch of highway crossing over a body of water, I guess we can talk about the aesthetics. The Yaquina Bay is probably the most famous (if a bridge can be famous) structure on the Oregon coast. If you think Oregon bridge, you're probably picturing the spectacular art deco arch bridge that comprises Highway 101 in Newport.

Completed on September 6, 1936, by 220 workers at a cost of $1.3 million, designed by visionary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough as one of 14 bridges on 101, the Yaquina Bay Bridge is actually quite pretty. Four reinforced concrete supports extend high above the deck, supporting a 600-foot steel arch flanked by identical 350-foot steel arches.

So in that it's one of the most photographed landmarks on the Oregon coast, lets find you a vantage point to shoot it from. If you're an early riser, you can catch the dawn through the arches from the adjacent lighthouse property. Depending on the time of year, the sun will come up right thought the arch, giving you some amazing shots. The layout of the harbor makes sunsets a touch difficult - work on using the marina in the foreground for some texture.

Also, shooting from the bridge, by the northern staircase, will net you some pretty good shots of the harbor. Remember to work the Golden Hour light, and you'll walk away with a winner.

Thank Tardis-Geek
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

You can walk the LONG sidewalks on both sides, or just admire it from almost everywhere in Newport along the bay.

Thank patroo
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