Mr. McCullough was a problem solver, and he knew that not every bridge could function the same as every other one. He designed each one for its particular circumstance, which I am sure other engineers do, too, but it seems that his stand out, probably because they are functional and beautiful. We did not realize that we would be treated to several more bridges before we left Oregon.
In Florence we were treated to this beauty that is a bascule bridge, meaning it is hinged and opens up on the hinges . . . picture a cellar door that is hinged on the sides and opens from the middle.
|This railroad bridge has swiveled in the middle to allow for a boat to pass|