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Patterson Bridge
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Patterson Bridge featuring a bridge and a river or creek

This bridge, which takes Highway 101 across the Rogue River where it meets the Pacific Ocean, is a remarkably beautiful art deco masterpiece. 

Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge was built in the 1930s, when America worked to connect sections of the newly built coastal Highway 101 via a series of bridges built across Oregon’s many rivers as they flowed into the Pacific Ocean. Patterson Bridge, located in Gold Coast where the Rogue River meets the Pacific Ocean, is one of the most notable.

Conde McCullough, an engineer and head of the bridge section of the Oregon Department of Transportation, designed the structure. It was the first of six masterpieces allowing Highway 101 to run uninterrupted along the coast and over its rivers and estuaries.

McCullough was adept at turning utilitarian traffic conduits into beautiful pieces of architectural interest; the Patterson Bridge is no exception. Note that its gray concrete features an art deco style and Palladian windows accompanied by sunbursts.

Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge is part of one of the most famous routes in the United States, Highway 101. This ionic north-to-south highway travels 1,540 miles (2,478 kilometers) down the entire length of America’s West Coast. Travel the length of 101, crossing California’s beautiful Golden Gate Bridge and traversing Washington’s mighty Olympic National Forest.

The Rogue River gushes beneath the bridge, giving it the alternative name of Rogue River Bridge. The waterway flows for 214 miles (344 kilometers) across Oregon. It begins near Crater Lake in the Cascade Range and continues westward until reaching the Pacific Ocean in Gold Beach. Visit the Rogue River for spectacular salmon runs and whitewater rafting. In 1968, it was one of the eight original rivers to be protected under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

Park near the bridge and enjoy the charming town of Gold Beach. The Rogue River and Pacific Ocean offer endless activities. Travel along the postal boat route inland on a jet boat or try your luck salmon fishing. Spend the day relaxing at the beach or hiking along a scenic coastal trail.

Whether you are staying in the area for a while or merely passing through, the Isaac Lee Patterson Bridge deserves notice. Get out and admire the beauty of this vital connector along the Oregon coast.

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Jot's Resort
Jot's Resort
2.5 out of 5
94360 Wedderburn Loop Rd., Wedderburn, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $65 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Situated in Gold Beach, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Rogue River and Patterson Bridge. Collier Buffington Memorial Park and Event Center on the Beach ...
3.5/5Good! (718 reviews)
"Love how it's along the rouge river and ocean is very close"

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Jot's Resort
Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
3.5 out of 5
29362 Ellensburg Hwy 101, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $80 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Offering direct access to the beach, this Gold Beach hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Curry Historical Society and Event Center on the Beach. Hunter Creek ...
4.1/5Very Good! (981 reviews)
"The facility was clean and comfortable."

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2021

Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach
2.5 out of 5
29232 S Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $110 per night from May 1 to May 2
Nestled on the beach, this Gold Beach hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Curry Historical Society and Event Center on the Beach. Hunter Creek Beach and Collier ...
3.9/5Very Good! (985 reviews)
"Great views of the ocean!"

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

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Jot's Resort
Jot's Resort
2.5 out of 5
94360 Wedderburn Loop Rd., Wedderburn, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $65 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Jot's Resort
Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
3.5 out of 5
29362 Ellensburg Hwy 101, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $80 per night from Apr 21 to Apr 22
Pacific Reef Hotel & Light Show
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach
2.5 out of 5
29232 S Ellensburg Ave, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $110 per night from May 1 to May 2
SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Gold Beach
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Gold Beach Inn
2.5 out of 5
29346 Ellensburg Avenue, Hwy 101, Gold Beach, OR
The price is $85 per night from May 9 to May 10
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Charming Coastal Home w/ Water Views, Large Covered Deck, & Private gas Grill!
Charming Coastal Home w/ Water Views, Large Covered Deck, & Private gas Grill!
Gold Beach, OR
Charming Coastal Home w/ Water Views, Large Covered Deck, & Private gas Grill!
Waterfront Condo by the Beach w/ Fantastic Views - Access to Sauna & gym
Waterfront Condo by the Beach w/ Fantastic Views - Access to Sauna & gym
Gold Beach, OR
Waterfront Condo by the Beach w/ Fantastic Views - Access to Sauna & gym
Cozy, dog-friendly studio with partial ocean views and enclosed yard!
Cozy, dog-friendly studio with partial ocean views and enclosed yard!
Gold Beach, OR
Cozy, dog-friendly studio with partial ocean views and enclosed yard!
Cute, Dog-friendly Cottage With bay and Ocean Views - Close to the Beach
Cute, Dog-friendly Cottage With bay and Ocean Views - Close to the Beach
Gold Beach, OR
Cute, Dog-friendly Cottage With bay and Ocean Views - Close to the Beach
Where the River Meets the Beautiful Oregon Coastline
Where the River Meets the Beautiful Oregon Coastline
Gold Beach, OR
Where the River Meets the Beautiful Oregon Coastline
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.