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Astoria-Megler Bridge

West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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it's a bridge ;-)

approx 5.8 miles long spanning the Columbia river, replaced the ferry system in the 1960's... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark T
Troutdale, Oregon
Great View

We crossed several time during our stay in Astoria. This is the second largest bridge of it's type... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ed J
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West Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103
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Reviewed 3 days ago

approx 5.8 miles long spanning the Columbia river, replaced the ferry system in the 1960's, vehicular traffic only, No foot/bike crossing. Except once a year in October for the annual Bridge run 10k, very fun, beautiful views, worth every minute spent.

Thank Mark T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We crossed several time during our stay in Astoria. This is the second largest bridge of it's type in the world.

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband wanted to cross this bridge. It looked scary to me so I chose to drive it while he took whatever pictures he could take. Very impressive bridge. He took pictures from the ground on the Oregon side and the California side.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Luck wasn't with us on this trip, so we crossed the Astoria-Mengler Bridge with very limited views due to rain and fog. It was still neat to see and we pulled over into a lot on the Oregon side to take pictures.

Thank Penny E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This amazing structure gives testament to American engineering and infrastructure. The bridge appears to be freshlt painted and the stunning view from the top shows the Pacific Ocean and the mouth of the Columbia River. traffic flows smoothly and the area has interesting history.

Thank mp1759
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow, I had no idea. Its like a roller coaster. Not just a bridge to get somewhere but a somewhat scary and very beautiful experience.

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The two most iconic views in Astoria include the Astoria Bridge that crosses over to Washington state and the Astoria Column at the top of the city. If you are in Astoria, you drive up a dramatic incline to get to the bridge, then you...More

Thank JGFrankPortland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A bridge spanning the mouth of the Columbia River connecting the Northwestern tip of Oregon with Washington State. Beautiful design and artistic functionality set this bridge apart from many. It is fun to see. A little nerve-wracking to drive across in wind and driving rain,...More

Thank A'Channa Kichiw... V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I don't think of this as an attraction, though the span has a long lead-in, and the high portion of the bridge is high enough to allow full-sized ship traffic. It's an impressive bridge, but you're not going to do more than drive over it.

Thank T9-Orca
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you like engineering structures you need to see this Amazing views of the ocean and river Regular shipping movements in and out of the river If you like bridges this is must see

Thank Tanya C
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Ruth S
14 March 2017|
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Response from Kathleen2cats | Reviewed this property |
Nope. No toll.
16 January 2017|
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Response from Ladybug4950 | Reviewed this property |
You could see a big part of the bridge from the The Astoria Column, which is overlooking the Columbia River but not all.
julie g
28 July 2016|
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Response from CraigF84 | Reviewed this property |
They are and will be until 2017 if I recall the signs right. I do not recall a low overhang clearance, at least nothing any conceivable vehicle would worry about.