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Ray A. Allen

Ray A. Allen

Ray holding Saki, "the smartest dog in the world"

Ray Allen (Author) grew up in Eugene, graduated from South Eugene High School and the University of Oregon, after an early youth traveling the country as a Navy brat. He came to know many of the Oregon coast bridges as a child while visiting his grandparents who lived on Heceta Beach, outside Florence. A longtime preservationist, he helped lead a statewide effort to save the old Alsea Bay Bridge. He currently resides in Portland where he is a Career Advisor at Portland Community College.

I didn't realize it at the time, but Oregon's coastal bridges left an indelible imprint on me during my formative years. It would take nearly forty years and a coincidence of time and place for this to become clear to me.

—Ray A. Allen