About the Celebration
Rededication Ceremony and Bridge Crossing
- On August 13, 2016, we will start the celebration at Maritime Memorial Park, in Uniontown. The rededication ceremony begins at 9:00am, and will feature several people who were involved with the building of the bridge, as well as dignitaries from around the world.*
Following the rededication of the bridge, the Astoria Clowns and other dignitaries will cross the bridge into Washington, then will travel the span back into Astoria.
They will then head downtown to participate in the highlight event of the oldest festival west of the Rockies, the 2016 Astoria Regatta Grand Land Parade.
For more information about the many Regatta events following the parade, like Regatta Square and the Highwater Boat Parade, visit the Official Regatta Website.
*We will be updating this page, and will post many more details in the coming weeks, so please bookmark this page and check back with us!
Grandstand for Astoria-Megler Bridge dedication speeches in 1966
Courtesy of the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Click on the following thumbnails to see a few photos of the original dedication of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, August 27, 1966. For more galleries, please visit our Photo Albums page.