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Alsea Bay Historic Interpretive Center

620 NW Spring St
541-563-2133

The Historic Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center in Waldport was constructed by the Oregon Department of Transportation as part of the bridge replacement project. It's operated by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department with help from the Waldport Chamber of Commerce.

Clamming and crabbing demonstrations are led by guides from the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department during the summer months. Check out the events calendar for program days and times.

Winter hours for the Alsea Bay Bridge Interpretive Center are 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, closed Sundays and Mondays.

Park History

Built in 1991 by the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as part of its new bridge construction project, this 4,700 square foot center is managed by OPRD. It was built to memorialize the original 1936 bridge, which was designed by renowned engineer Conde McCullough, and was one of 10 Oregon coast bridges he designed. It had to be demolished due to years of irreversible corrosion brought on by the Pacific coastal environment of rain, wind and salt. The bridge now serving Oregon Coast Highway 101 traffic replaced the original span in August 1991. Only the pylons, spires and some railing incorporated into the Alsea Bay Bridge north wayside remain from the old one, which was demolished on August 24, 1991. OPRD operates the center in cooperation with the Waldport Chamber of Commerce.



Reviews

Kent Muhle

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Friday, March 30, 2018
Nice place. Interesting history of Oregon bridges. Very sad, but an interesting history about how us white folk stole the state from the many native tribes too. A timeline sketching the entire recorded history of Oregon. Worth some time if you are into real history.

Past Sins

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Saturday, July 7, 2018
The lady that was working there was friendly and helpfull . The info they have there is usefull .

Robert Stoddard

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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018
Not too shabby of a place. Breakfast was only toast muffins and hard boiled eggs. There are no microwaves or refrigerators in the nightly rooms but they do have them in the weekly rooms. You definitely get what you pay for at this hotel. The manager was awesome and a nice guy and we also like that they have fire pits right on the Bay next to the hotel

Douglas Doane

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
Very very interested third time here

Kevin McMahon

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Thursday, July 20, 2017
Very hiker friendly and helpful. I'm hiking the Oregon Coast Trail and stopped in for a rest. They were very welcoming.

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