Coos Bay

When you cross Coos Bay on the McCullough Memorial Bridge, you leave the dunes behind. Coos Bay is the name of both the estuary of several rivers and the largest city on the coast. North Bend blends seamlessly into its southern neighbor Coos Bay, which has tried unsuccessfully for half a century to persuade North Bend to consolidate with it.

Designed by McCullough and built in 1936, this bridge was the longest bridge along the coast when built. This steel cantilever truss bridge is 5,305 feet long and rises high over the water for easy boating traffic clearance. In 1947, this bridge was dedicated posthumously to its designer.

Through natural growth and consolidation, Coos Bay has become the largest city on the Oregon Coast. Coos Bay offers a boardwalk, live theater, an international port, and a variety of lodging and dining experiences. Downtown Coos Bay has a visitor information center located between the two traffic corridors of Hwy 101. The Coos Art Museum is nearby on Anderson in a former 1930s U.S. Post Office building. Turn west on Commercial to reach the Cape Arago Highway to Charleston and state parks.

Each March the jazz festival attracts groups from around the country, each July the Oregon Coast Music Festival brings outstanding musicians together for a series of performances, and in September, the Bay Area Fun Festival includes the Prefontaine Memorial Run and the classic car Cruz the Coos and Show & Shine. These are just a few of the festivals and activities held throughout the year. In May 2006, tall ships visited the Port of Coos Bay, including the Lady Washington.
Hospital: Bay Area, 541-269-8111
City Hall: 500 Central Ave., 541-269-8912
College: Southwestern Oregon Community College: 800-962-2838
www.oregonsbayareachamber.com

Abby's Legendary Pizza - Coos Bay
Alder Acres RV Park
Allegany Outfitters
Bay Area Adventure Tours
Bay Area Hospital
Benetti's Italian Restaurant
Best Western Holiday Inn
Black Market Gourmet
Blackberry Inn B&B
Blue Heron Bistro
Coos Art Museum
Coos Bay Manor B&B
Coos Bay Visitor Information Center
Coos SCUBA
Domino's Pizza - Coos Bay
Edgewater Inn
Figaro's Pizza - Coos Bay
Gib's RV Superstore
Golden and Silver Falls State Park
House of Myrtlewood
Kum-Yon's
Lucky Loggers RV Park
Marshfield Sun Printing Museum
Millicoma Marsh
Motel 6
On Broadway Thespians
Oregon Coast Music Festival
Oregon South Coast Bicycle Ride Guide
Papa Murphy's Take 'n Bake Pizza - Coos Bay
Puerto Vallarta Restaurant
Red Lion Hotel
Sincerely Yours! Antique Mall
Sunset Bay State Park
Super 8
This Olde House Bed and Breakfast
Wavecrest Discoveries

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