Tag Archives: Astoria Bridge

‘We’re getting concerned’: Bird waste causing damage to major bridge on Oregon coast

Thousands of birds have taken over a major bridge on the Oregon coast, causing a major headache for the Department of Transportation. Source: ‘We’re getting concerned’: Bird waste causing damage to major bridge on Oregon coast | News | kptv.com

Cormorants Have Taken Up Residence On A Columbia River Bridge, Where They’re Unwanted .

The abundance of double-crested cormorants resting on the Astoria-Megler Bridge over the Columbia River can be hard for the average onlooker or motorist to appreciate. But the birds’ population has boomed in recent years. Source: Cormorants Have Taken Up Residence On A Columbia River Bridge, Where They’re Unwanted . News | OPB

After suicides, some want signs on the Astoria Bridge

Two men apparently jumped in May. After two apparent suicides at the Astoria Bridge in May, emergency responders and state officials say there is little they can do to dissuade people from jumping off. But two local pastors believe suicide prevention signs could be an important first step. Source: After suicides, some want signs on […]
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On the Astoria Bridge, a cormorant kingdom grows

Thousands of birds at home on the span. It is near the peak of double-crested cormorant nesting season, but federal biologists have yet to see a single egg on a Columbia River island that once hosted the largest breeding colony in North America. Source: On the Astoria Bridge, a cormorant kingdom grows | Local News […]
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Cormorants on the Astoria Bridge add new twist to management issues

The birds are hazed on East Sand Island. Double-crested cormorants nesting on the Astoria Bridge could come with a high cost to the state and more frequent maintenance interruptions for motorists. The birds, seasonal visitors to the North Coast, have just begun to return to the estuary for breeding and nesting. No one knows how […]
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N. Oregon Coast’s Astoria-Megler Bridge Closes Completely for Three Hours

A major bridge on the north Oregon coast will shut down on Sunday, October 14, as the Astoria-Megler Bridge plays host to the 36th Annual Great Columbia Crossing 10K Run/Walk. The entire bridge will be closed for the first time for this event, starting at 8:30 a.m. and going until 11 a.m. All traffic in […]
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Astoria Bridge will close to cars during Great Columbia Crossing

Security concerns prompt change. Due to growing concerns about security, the Astoria Bridge will close to vehicle traffic during the popular Great Columbia Crossing in October. The extra precautions come, in part, with the rise of vehicles being used as weapons to plow into crowds around the world. But there are other safety issues, as […]
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August 16, 2016 OSL eClips

State Library eClips * Oregon State Police forensic scientist pleads guilty to stealing drugs * Oregon’s national parks, by the numbers * Portland principal chosen to advise U.S. Secretary of Education * Portland Trail Blazers specialty license plates available September 1 * Health care town hall in Florence to discuss primary care provider shortage * […]
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