Fatal Car Accident Closes Megler Bridge

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Oregon State Police (OSP) troopers are investigating this morning’s two vehicle traffic crash that has resulted in the death of one person on the Highway 101 Astoria-Megler Bridge. The bridge was closed for several hours. According to ODOT, the nearest alternative route from Oregon to Washington in this area for heavy truck and semi traffic is the Longview/Kelso Bridge from Highway 30 on the Oregon side. Vehicles can use the ferry crossing between Westport, Oregon, to Cathlamet, Washington.