Judy Fleagle graduated with an AA from Bakersfield College and a BA from San Jose State University, with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in English. She then taught 1st and 2nd grades in Los Gatos, California, for twenty-two years and, after moving to Florence, Oregon, worked as an editor and staff writer for Oregon Coast and Northwest Travel magazines for the next twenty-one years. Since retiring in 2009, she has authored Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges, working with researcher Richard Knox Smith. She has an abiding love for McCullough bridges and a great respect for Conde B. McCullough.
Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge
Of all the bridges engineer Conde B. McCullough designed, the one on Highway 101 that spans Coos Bay was his favorite. This impressive bridge was renamed the Conde B. McCullough Memorial Bridge in 1947, the year after McCullough died. The bridge was part of the federally funded Coast Bridges Project, a …