Historical presentation on Highway 101 and the McCullough Bridges

Join the North Lincoln County Historical Museum for a free presentation by Joyce Sherman on Highway 101 and the famous McCullough Bridges on Saturday, Feb. 8, from 2-3 p.m. Learn how the Oregon Coast Highway was built and how fortunate we are to have McCullough’s bridges at almost every bay and river crossing. This presentation will feature a photo of the first bridge across Rocky Creek as well as McCullough’s Ben Jones Bridge across the creek, and the opportunity to find out how Lincoln County was created. Learn how Ben Jones, Oswald West, Conde McCullough and Sam Reed were important figures in the building of Highway 101.

Sherman first photographed the Yaquina Bay Bridge when she was 12, using her father’s Speed Graphic 4x5 “press” camera. They both entered photos in the State Fair later that summer; her photo of the bridge won second place. In 1962, Sherman and her parents pooled their money to buy a cabin and a couple of acres of Logan Creek in Roads End. After 52 years of splitting her time between Roads End and Portland, she and her husband, Marty, became fulltime Roads Enders in 2014. Sherman is an avid fisherman and owns River Graphics, which provides design and marketing for sport fishing companies.

The North Lincoln County Historical Museum is located at 4907 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. For more information, call the museum at 541-996-6614.


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