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Ocean Beach Highway Bridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth
Bridge Documented: August 31, 2018
Rural: Cowlitz County, Washington: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1 Main Span(s)
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This concrete arch bridge is today in an unusual setting because it was abandoned when a new alignment at a lower level next to the bridge and closer to the Columbia River, which this highway follows, eliminated the need for a bridge completely. The new road is right next to the bridge, while the old alignment sits up on a rocky cliff, with the bridge spanning over a gulch that cuts through the rock. This realignment took place in 1963.
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