Venue/Location: Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park Avenue, Phone: 503-306-5198
Date: Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 2:00 PM
Love & The Green Lady: Meditations on the Yaquina Bay Bridge: Oregonís Crown Jewel of Socialism
Admission:OHS members and Multnomah County residents are admitted free, and entrance to the event is included with regular admission.
RSVP requested via 503-306-5214 or online
Oregon opened the Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport on Labor Day 1936. Built during the New Deal, the Yaquina Bay Bridge was the aesthetic and engineering brainchild of Conde McCullough, Oregonís State Bridge Engineer from 1919 to 1937. For 75 years the Yaquina Bay Bridge has stood magnificently as a monument to excellence in architecture and how a partnership between state and federal government in the throes of an economic calamity can produce something practical, beautiful, and lasting. It is nothing less than an Oregon landmark and a powerful reminder how to build a great bridge.
Matt Love is the author/editor of The Beaver State Trilogy, Citadel of the Spirit: Oregonís Sesquicentennial Anthology, Super Sunday in Newport: Notes From My First Year in Town (part one of the Newport Trilogy) and Gimme Refuge: The Education of a Caretaker. He writes the ďOne Manís BeachĒ column for Oregon Coast Today and the ďOn OregonĒ blog for Powells. In 2009, Love won the Oregon Literary Artsí Stewart H. Holbrook Literary Legacy Award for his contributions to Oregon history and literature.