Bridging the Gaps
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N 44° 16.654 W 124° 06.735
10T E 411242 N 4903303
This sign is located at the north end of the Cook’s Chasm bridge
Waymark Code: WM1519
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/16/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 22

This sign is located at the Viewpoint at the north end of the Cook’s Chasm bridge.

Marker Name: Bridging the Gaps
Marker Text: Up and down the Oregon Coast, bridge builders have spanned the chasms and coves with remarkable feats of artistic engineering.
In the 1800s, travelers faced innumerable obstacles when trekking along the coast. The route crossed inlets, chasms, and rivers -- requiring determination and ingenuity of the engineers tasked with designing a coastal highway. To bridge the watery gaps, they incorporated some of the most innovative design techniques of the time.
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 Those bridges that couldn’t be saved have been replaced by new bridges designed to honor the classic look of their predecessors.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.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: State of Oregon

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Coast

County: Lincoln

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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