During my four-day, 800-mile photo outing to the southern coast of Oregon
(south of Bandon
) in May 2012, I took about 2,000 pictures. I spent two of the three nights in a beach-front hotel room
in Gold Beach
— with a population of around 2,000, it's still one of the larger towns on the southern coast.
One of the notable features of Gold Beach is the historic (built 1932) Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge,
which carries U.S. Route 101
over the Rogue River
near the point where it empties into the Pacific Ocean, at the northern end of town.
Besides getting lots of great shots of the bridge from various angles, I also took some pictures of the various aquatic birds
found around the area. Out of 287 photos, I've gathered the best 22 into this photo album — the first of numerous albums from this trip — including two panoramas which show the entire bridge.