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“Wow! what a ride, what a view”

Astoria-Megler Bridge
Ranked #3 of 56 things to do in Astoria
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Reviewed 25 August 2014

I have been wanting to go over this bridge for years, and finally made it to Cape Disappointment, but was not disappointed in any of the drive or destination.
there were dozens, if not hundreds of fishing boats in the river on both sides. It was a real treat.

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Reviewed 25 August 2014

We drove over this bridge to Washington to check out a couple lighthouses. The view over the bridge is spectacular with water everywhere!

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The Astoria–Megler Bridge is a steel cantilever through truss bridge that spans the Columbia River between Astoria, Oregon and Point Ellice near Megler, Washington, in the United States. Located 14 miles (23 km) from the mouth of the river, the bridge is 4.1 miles (6.6 km) long and was the last completed segment of U.S. Route 101 between Olympia, Washington, and Los Angeles, California. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America.
It is a wonderful experience to drive over this bridge. At this time, they are working on the bridge so you may experience a small delay. This bridge is worth the wait to drive over as you get a great view of the Columbia River. In the early 1900’s before the hwy was built and you wanted to get to Long Beach for a stay, you took a steamboat and then the Clamshell Railroad, which had its dock just to the east of the Washington side terminus of the bridge just before the rest stop. After the 1930’s when motor vehicles took over you would take the ferry across to a point about the same place as the old steamers and them drive over the abandoned railroad bed toward Longbeach. I would recommend the drive over this bridge.

2  Thank Raven479
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

This is a great bridge. They are doing constriction on it right now so pictures of it may not turn out so well. But it is very beautiful.

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

If you didn't see it in the movie, Short Circuit, the strange construction of this giant bridge will give you its own sense of awesome anyway. It is, like in Short Circuit, oddly juxtaposed against a hillside of Astoria's old wooden homes from the 20's-30's or older, and the more modern marina and hotels, cannery etc. The breadth of the mouth of the Columbia River sort of takes your breath away. Very cool and short drive that lets you cross between Oregon and Washington midway. You can usually see plenty of boats, barges, etc.

1  Thank J W
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