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Comments on bridge?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:12 am
by mjlilly
Does anyone have any experience with riding over the bridge across the Columbia River at Astoria? If so, do you have any comments? I have driven a car over it, but it was long ago.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:52 pm
by Red Zinger
Hi, mjlilly--

I have ridden over the Astoria bridge on a Sunday morning. It was several years ago, when we were on an unsupported ride. It wasn't the most pleasant experience in the world, but it wasn't horrible either, and we did just fine. I think we can be sure that Cycle Oregon will make it safe for us. It will be interesting to see how they do it!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:30 pm
by lynnef
I have done it, on a weekend afternoon, heading to Astoria. We were blessed with a tailwind, rather than a crosswind. Traffic was not heavy. The shoulder is not terribly wide, but I understand CO is going to hold traffic. Maybe like they do on the Longview Bridge for STP?

The view is great!

Anyway, not too bad. Good thing we had a tailwind for the upward pitch on the Oregon side :-)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:52 pm
by mjlilly
Red and Lynn,
Thanks for your replies. :D