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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Covered Bridges in Oregon: Happy Tuesday

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While on their wheelie house trip to Oregon,Carol and Bob, the peeps of the Doodz,(Murphy and Stanley) planned to participate in a bike ride thru some of Covered Bridges in Oregon....
However, Mother Nature decided to rain on that Parade so it was cancelled.
Thankfully the Doodz and their peeps took a car ride to photo a few 
for us.

The information under each bridge picture was found online.

Yep those are huge Pacific Northwest raindrops
Dorena Bridge built in 1949
The Dorena Bridge is a covered bridge near Dorena in Lane County, Oregon in the United States. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 105-foot structure crosses the Row River near the upper end of Dorena Reservoir

Inside Dorena

 Lowell Bridge Built 1945 165' long
Lowell Bridge is a covered bridge in Lowell, Oregon, United States. The original bridge was built in 1907. The current bridge was built in 1945. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Steward Covered Bridge
Very sad to see the Graffiti 
Stewart Bridge is a Howe truss covered bridge built in 1930 near Walden, Oregon, United States, in Lane County. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. It is 60 feet long and crosses Mosby Creek, a tributary of the Row River.

 Parvin  Bridge built in 1921
The Parvin Bridge is a covered bridge located in Lane County, Oregon, U.S. near Dexter. It was built in 1921 as a single-lane 75-foot bridge across Lost Creek, a tributary of the Middle Fork Willamette River.

 Unity Bridge Built 1936

Unity Covered Bridge. Crossing Big Fall Creek, this 90-foot (27 m) covered bridge offers spectacular creek views with one gigantic widow across its left side. Built in 1936, the bridge is still used by vehicular traffic. Close to Pengra and Lowell Covered Bridges, it is also a popular part of a cycling circuit.

Currin Covered bridge, Built 1925, 105' long

 as seen from the Road

The It is easy to identify because it is the only Lane County Covered Bridge which is painted red on the sides with white portals 

Inside Currin

Front of Currin

Located just three miles east of Cottage Grove, the Currin Covered Bridge was constructed in 1925 by county employees. Used for just over 50 years, it was replaced in 1979 by a concrete span which runs beside it. Luckily for us, the Currin Covered Bridge was rehabilitated in 1995 and it is open to pedestrians.The covered bridge we see now was built to replace a bridge originally constructed here in 1883. The name, Currin Bridge, comes from an early pioneering family which located in the area, and old editions of the local newspaper, the Bohemia Nugget, called it “Currin’s Bridge.” It crosses the Row River. 
Chambers Railroad Bridge

The Chambers Railroad Bridge is the only remaining covered railroad bridge in Oregon.  It is believed to be the only remaining covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi River.  The Chambers Bridge is a Howe Truss bridge (see explanation of a Howe truss below).  The bridge was constructed in 1925 by lumberman J.H. Chambers to transport logs across the Coast Fork Willamette River to his sawmill on the east side of the bridge.  The bridge was in operation from 1925 to 1951.  In the 1950's the railroad was sold for scrap and the bridge was no longer used.  The bridge was in private ownership until December 2006, when the City of Cottage Grove finally secured full ownership of the bridge.  The bridge is listed on the National Historic Register 

Lane County is home to 20 covered bridges dating back as early as 1920; many are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fourteen are still open to vehicle traffic! With more remaining covered bridges than any other place on the West Coast, Oregon's landmark bridges offer history buffs, photographers and sightseers a look at a well-preserved past in the beautiful setting of the Pacific Northwest.  Oregon's first covered bridges were constructed in the mid-1800s as pioneers settled the region. The bridges were built from wood as it was plentiful. To avoid hauling the lumber, it was often felled nearby and the boards hand-hewn on-site. Roofs helped delay weather's toll on the wooden supports and planks. The early bridges were often financed by tolls imposed by the bridge owners.  There are 54 covered bridges in Oregon.

Thank you Carol, Bob, Murphy and Stanley for sharing
2020 Wheelie House Adventure with us.


  1. I love it!! and it reminds me of Pam's novel Davids bridge... and a little bit of stephen king who had them in It...

  2. Those bridges are so lovely. Oregon is high on the places in the USA that Gail wants to visit. She's been to Washington State, where she has friends, several times, but somehow she's not yet made it across to the state next door.

  3. Wow. A few of those bridges are even more beautiful on the inside - I've never seen anything like that before.

  4. Hari OM
    These are just so beautiful - and it is great that many are still crossable... I add my thanks to the travellers for being so generous with their piccies!!! YAM xx

  5. Love those bridges. They should have more of those in Europe, but I have never seen any.


  6. Oh man, seeing these brought back some fond memories of where mom and dad are from. New England is peppered with these beautiful bridges, and mom even has one just up the road from where she grew up in Colrain, MA. Awesome pictures, dad says.

  7. The covered bridges are so beautiful - every single one of them!

  8. I love the old wooden bridges and I am happy they are restoring them and taking care of them. Wooden covered bridges are special. I wish peeps with wooden barns would keep their barns in good condition. Wooden barns are a thing of the past pretty much now with all the metal out buildings. Thank you so much for the pictures and the history on these beautiful old bridges!

  9. I was wondering why they covered them. Thanks for explaining.
    What a great tour of the bridges.

  10. Since I'm from the south I've never seen a covered bridge except in pictures and movies and these are all beautiful and I had no idea that Oregon had that many covered bridges. I'm going to do some research and see why they built covered bridges I saw the sentence about that help protect the wood but I think there might be more to it than that

  11. I love covered bridges. They have such wonderful histories. We have only one here. We've not been to see it in some time either.

    I love all the wheelie house adventures.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. big hug. ♥

  12. Those covered bridges are very pretty but we feel bad for the one that doesn't go anywhere any more.

  13. Wonder if there are any covered bridges in Michigan? Hmmm....

  14. Wow! That was a great tour! Amazing!

  15. How fun to get to see all those covered bridges. Thanks to the Doods pawrents for sharing all the pictures. Too bad they couldn't go on the bike ride.

  16. Beautiful photos. I love covered bridges. There is one in the next town, but it is closed. XO

  17. WOW!! What a wonderful collection of Covered Bridges Carol and Bob found! I'm going to have to get my rear end up to Lane County this fall!!

  18. how awesum R theez bridgez.....two de doodz....thanx for sharin theeze fotoz...ya both did a grate job on snappin de fotoz while yur peepulz drove past !! ;) ☺☺♥♥

  19. Those are some great covered bridges!!

    The Florida Furkids

  20. Wow, that was sure fun to see those covered bridges. I think I have only seen one or two in my life time. Great pictures.

  21. Covered bridges are very interesting. We don't see many of them here. This was a fun post - tell the Doodz hi from us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  22. Love the photos of the covered bridges. When we were on a cruise of Canada and New England we saw several.

  23. I love covered bridges. Such an old timey feel to them.

  24. Have always thought covered bridges were rather magical - hence the name of my novel, "The Mystery of David's Bridge"......!

    Hugs, Pam

  25. Wow, that is a huge number of covered bridges in one state. I thought they were on the "extinct" list, well, maybe just the "endangered species" list. I love the one with the window blinds! I guess toll roads are not a new invention, either!

  26. I love covered bridges. We hope to go biking in the north one fall and enjoy the scenery.


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