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Astoria-Megler Bridge

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The bridge from the Astoria Riverwalk (bobcat)

Description

As you do the Astoria Riverwalk Hike, you'll pass under this towering road bridge over the Columbia River, at 4.1 miles the longest continuous truss bridge on the continent. The steel components of the bridge were cast in Vancouver, Washington, sent downriver by barge. The bridge was opened to traffic by the governors of Washington and Oregon in August, 1966.

Megler is the name of the area on the Washington side of the bridge, the landing for the 14th Street Ferry crossed the river here. Joseph Megler was a pioneer and Washington State legislator who owned land here in the late 19th century.

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