It’s time for FrizzText’s A-Z Archive challenge and the challenge is the letter Y. One of my favorite places along the Oregon Coast is Newport where the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and State Park is located as well as the Yaquina Bary Bridge. So I would like to show you one of my favorite places.
It is hard to pick a favorite, but I will have to go with the light house. I have walked the 93 feet to the top. This is Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon’s tallest lighthouse. It was first lit on August 20, 1873.
Click on any of these smaller photos to get enlarged slide-show.
I decided to participate in Flicker Comments by FrizzText. He is doing a photo of the week. And he does it by the alphabet. So for the B Challenge my contribution will the Yaquina Bay Bridge.
Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon, USA.
The Yaquina Bay Bridge is an arch bridge that spans Yaquina Bay south of Newport, Oregon. It is one of the most recognizable of the U.S. Route 101 bridges designed by Conde McCullough. The bridge opened on September 6, 1936, at a cost of $1,301,016 ($20,620,000 in today’s dollars). A total of 220 people worked to pour 30,000 cubic yards (23,000 m³) of concrete and fabricate 3,100 tons of steel. The main span is flanked by identical 350 ft (107 m) steel arches. The rest of the structure is constructed of reinforced concrete. One concrete deck girder forms the northern approach, and a series of 5 arches makes up the southern part of the bridge.
The bridge is shown in the opening scene of the 2008 film Prom Night.
Here are some other photos I have taken of the bridge.
For this week’s challenge I thought about the ocean and water between rocks. I hope you enjoy my photos. Both photos were taken at Yaquina Head Lighthouse in Newport, Oregon, USA. On two different days! See Word Press Weekly Photo Challenge.