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    DescriptionIn the 1920s and 1930s, Oregon's legendary bridge engineer Conde B. McCullough designed a first-rate collection of aesthetic bridges on the Oregon Coast Highway to enhance an already dramatic and beautiful landscape. The six largest of these, at Gold Beach, Newport, Waldport, Florence, Reedsport, and Coos Bay, eliminated the last ferries on the Oregon Coast Highway between the Columbia River and California. McCullough planned to build one bridge each year after completion of the Rogue River Bridge at Gold Beach in 1932, but the tightening grip of the Depression threatened his plans. In 1933, McCullough and his staff worked day and night to finish plans for the remaining five bridges, and in early 1934, the Public Works Administration funded simultaneous construction of them. The combined projects provided approximately 630 jobs, but at least six workers perished during construction. After the bridges were complete, Oregon coast tourism increased by a dramatic 72 percent in the first year.


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    Title
    Bridges of the Oregon Coast
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ray Bottenberg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780738548609
    ISBN 10: 073854860X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WESTRN
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    B&T General Subject: 430
    Ingram Theme: CULT/PACFNW
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036000
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F2
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/OREGON
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036110
    B&T Approval Code: A16505040
    DC21: 624.209795
    DC22: 624.209795
    LC classification: TG24.O7 B67 2006
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Publisher
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Imprint name
    Arcadia Publishing (SC)
    Publication date
    20 October 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Charleston, SC