Wednesday, July 18, 2012
North Bend Oregon and the Lumber Business
The town of North Bend is located just north of Coos Bay and is home to a large lumber industry. We noticed that one of the largest firms is the Menasha Corporation, which Rick found interesting since he was born in Neenah/Menasha, Wisconsin, which is an area known for paper production.
Just north of the Menasha Corp. lot is the Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge, one of the longest bridges in Oregon.
We also learned about how this amazing bridge was built. First, wood forms were built and then concrete was poured to make the huge arches that make up most of the bridge. The steel cantilever center section is almost 800' of the 5,300' long bridge.