Cook's Chasm Bridge - Yachats, OR
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N 44° 16.657 W 124° 06.732
10T E 411246 N 4903308
This arch bridge along the Oregon Coast Highway was built in 2003 to replace the 1931 original.
Waymark Code: WM13NRV
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/17/2021
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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The design of this bridge looks like it could have been built 90 years ago. However, this is a more recent replacement for the original. The nearby sign gives some additional information:

"The Oregon Department of Transportation has undertaken an effort to protect and restore some of the historic bridges through state-of-the-art preservation techniques. Those bridges that couldn’t be saved have been replaced by new bridges designed to honor the classic look of their predecessors.
"The original Cook’s Chasm Bridge was completed in 1932. Seventy years of corrosion in this wet, salty environment took too heavy a toll, and the old bridge had to be replaced. The new bridge was completed in 2003."
Length of bridge: 175ft

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Motor Vehicle

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:

Date constructed: 2003

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: Yes

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Oregon Coast Highway US 101

Near Yachats, OR

Height of bridge: Not listed

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