6/365 A Year of Places in Photography
Formally dedicated on August 27, 1966, the Megler Bridge stretches 4.1 miles, from Astoria, Oregon to Point Ellice, Washington at the mouth of the Columbia River. The bridge's main span is 1,232' making it the longest continuous "truss" in the U.S.A.. The Megler Bridge was the last link in the Mexico to Canada highway. The bridge replaced the ferry that had served the area since 1921. The bridge was built to withstand the very tough conditions at the mouth of the river, including hurricane-force winds of up to 150 miles per hour and the force of the Columbia flow meeting the Pacific Ocean surges.