Highway 101 Yachats to Florence
Cape Creek Bridge
Reminiscent of a Roman aqueduct found in France, travelers on the Oregon Coast Highway will enjoy scenic beauty of the Cape Creek Bridge that is located at the Heceta Head Lighthouse Scenic Viewpoint. Designed by famous Oregon Coast bridge engineer Conde McCullough, the bridge opened in 1932.
At milepost 178.35, the bridge's two-tiered viaduct section of columns and arches are contained within the 619-foot structure that also includes a 220-foot open spandrel, rib-type reinforced concrete deck arch. Its clearance measures 104 feet above the creek that flows out to the Pacific ocean.
Views above and below the bridge provide exceptional opportunities for photographers. Also located on the site is the trail leading to the most photographed structure on the Oregon Coast, the Heceta Head Lighthouse.