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Newport’s Yaquina Bay Bridge termed ‘structurally deficient’ in ODOT report

Posted: Thursday, Jun 13th, 2013

The Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport, although not in imminent danger of failure, has been listed as “structurally deficient” in a 2012 condition report prepared by the Oregon Department of Transportation’s District 4. It had the worst rating of the 87 bridges listed. (Photo by Steve Card)

Iconic. Venerable. Architecturally stunning. A signature bridge. Such descriptions are often used to describe the Yaquina Bay Bridge, one of the most photographed spans in the world. And as the bridge nears its 77th birthday, another term is applicable: structurally deficient.

For the complete article see the 06-14-2013 issue.

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