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State takes first step toward Yaquina Bay Bridge replacement

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2013

This aerial photograph of Yaquina Bay Bridge shows the extensive development that has taken place in the area since the bridge opened in 1936. Age and population growth are pushing the bridge’s capacity to keep traffic flowing smoothly to the limit. City and county officials met with the Oregon Department of Transportation this week to discuss replacing the bridge — a process that could take 20 to 25 years. (Photo by JoHanna Wienert)

Officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation, City of Newport and Lincoln County met Tuesday to take the first step in a daunting process to replace the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

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