Old-timers said that "The salmon used to run so thick on the Yachats that you could walk across their backs to get from one side of the river to the other … which was a good thing because they didn't have the bridge back then." The Forest Service built a wooden bridge over the Yachats River in 1914. It was replaced with a steel bridge in 1926 for $23,034. In 2020 dollars that's the equivalent of $336,632, or, according to Zillow, just $3,360 more than the median house value house in Yachats.
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