Yaquina Bay Bridge
One of the most recognizable bridges on the Oregon Coast, the Yaquina Bay Bridge is a Newport icon and just a two-minute drive from The Whaler. The bridge stands 135 feet above sea level, and spans 3,260 feet between Newport and the South Beach area. The bridge was designed by Conde McCullough, designer of many bridges along U.S Route 101, and opened to the public on September 6th, 1936. The Yaquina Bay Bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 5, 2005.
There are a number of places in Newport to take photos of the Yaquina Bay Bridge. The Newport Bayfront and Yaquina Bay State Recreation Site (location of the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse) offer excellent views of the bridge.