The Tallest Bridge In Oregon Has A Magnificent View Of The Oregon Coast

by | Apr 27, 2020 | Architecture, Featured, Interesting, Oregon Coast, Southern Oregon, Travel

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Just a few miles north of Brookings and Harris Beach State Park on the coast is Oregon's highest bridge, and it's a sight to behold.

 

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The Thomas Creek Bridge is 345 feet tall and stretches 956 feet across a deep ravine. The deck of the bridge is 30 feet wide.

 

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This Warren Deck Truss was designed by Ivan D. Merchant, built in 1961 and is a favorite for visitors to Southern Oregon.

 

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Some have base jumped from this bridge while others just enjoy the view of the coast from the deck or of the bridge from the beach below. Take a look at this aerial footage of the bridge:

Note: We do not recommend exploring this bridge or the area in an unsafe way. We recommend that you not engage in base jumping or doing other dangerous activities from this location as base jumping here is illegal.

 

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Have you been to the Thomas Creek Bridge? What's your favorite bridge in Oregon? Let us know in a comment.


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Written By Jessica Tomlinson

Jessica Tomlinson is a native Oregonian currently living in Southern Oregon. She has been blogging since 2006. She loves nature, photography, hiking, camping, and exploring Oregon's wilds.

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