Another treasure just outside the coastal town of Newport, Oregon is the Yaquina Bay Bridge. It is truly an Art Deco delight. The bridge opened in September of 1936 at a cost of over a million dollars!!!
I bought this amazing print which shows the bridge in 1939:
These are the stairs leading up to the pedestrian portion of the bridge:
Check out the deco details on the columns at the top of the stairs (and I'm wearing my newly created ruffle blouse):
Check out the underside of the bridge! I love how it is just as detailed!
And this is the view from the side:
We were lucky enough to stay in a hotel near the harbor, so we had a delightful view of the bridge.
I was also able to spend some time in the historic research library in Newport where I found this amazing photo of Miss 1947 Newport in front of the bridge:
Oh how I love her blouse!!! And the bike too!! I'll be posting more historic photos of Newport this week.