Umpqua River Bridge

The Umpqua River Bridge is a swing-span bridge that spans the Umpqua River in Reedsport, Oregon. It consists of a central swing span flanked by two reinforced concrete arches on each end. The swing span was necessary to accommodate tall sailing vessels which were common on the Umpqua River. The final cost of the bridge was $510,500.

Located at milepoint 211.11 on U.S. Route 101, this bridge is the only bridge in Oregon that still uses a swing span. This bridge was one of the many bridge projects of Conde McCullough, and opened in 1936.

The north end of the bridge is within Bolon Island Tideways State Scenic Corridor; the south is within Reedsport city limits.

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