620 NW Spring Street, Waldport Oregon 97394
The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center is located at the south end of the Alsea Bay Bridge in Waldport. Displays tell the story of the history of transportaiton along the Oregon Coast from the year 1800 to the present.
The exhibits focus on the historic Alsea Bay Bridge which was completed in 1936. When it reached the end of its useful lifespan, it was replaced with the new Alsea Bay Bridge, which opened in 1991.
Two of the original pylons, spires, and some railing from the historic bridge have been incorporated into the Alsea Bay Bridge North Wayside at the end of the new bridge.
The interpretive center is operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and the Waldport Chamber of Commerce. Daily bridge tours are held during the summer months, as well as clamming and crabbing demonstrations throughout the year.
Other Oregon State Parks nearby:
(Newport) Agate Beach State Park
(Waldport) Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center
(Waldport) Beachside State Park
(Newport) Beverly Beach State Park
(Depoe Bay) Boiler Bay State Park
(Eugene) Browns Landing
Request a Free copy of the Mile-by-Mile Guide to the Oregon Coast, which will be delivered to your USA postal address. Also request a free first issue of Oregon Coast magazine and sign up for coast deals.
12/11 Coming to The Waldport area
Mt. Pisgah Arboretum Wildflower and Music Festival Eugene OR May19 A day of wildflowers, music, food, crafts, and microscopes!
Rhododendron Days Florence OR May17-19 The annual celebration of the blooming of rhododendrons along the central Oregon Coast.
Bohemia Mining Days Cottage Grove OR July18-21 Prospectors' breakfast, miners' parade, food booths, gold panning, a pow wow, carnival, kiddie parade, street dance, and more.
The Oregon Jamboree Sweet Home OR August2-4 Located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the the Oregon Jamboree has 2 stages, 22 shows, 1 sweet weekend.