Wednesday, January 21, 2009

A little Winter sun

This last week end I got to go to Astoria OR, (this is where the movie Goonies was filmed for those of you that don't know.) It was still so cold that there was frost in the all the shadows but so sunny that people were out in shorts.

The Astoria Bridge

The 4.21 mile long Astoria Bridge opened in 1966. It is the longest continuous truss span bridge in the world. It had a $1.50 toll until 1994, when the bridge was paid for and the toll was removed. The bridge has more than 200 feet of clearance on the Oregon side so the huge ships can pass beneath it in the shipping channel. It is 150 feet more to the top of the span.

Click here for more info on Astoria

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