03rd Jan 2015

The Destroyed Hufford Covered Bridge near Foster Oregon

Linn County built the Hufford Covered Bridge in 1938 using the Howe Truss design that was developed by the State of Oregon and given to the counties for free. The...

03rd Jan 2015

Foster Covered Bridge, gone, but not forgotten

The Foster Covered Bridge crossed the South Santiam River on the north side of Foster, Oregon. It crossed the river on the road to Quartzville. The original bridge was built...

27th Dec 2014
Hufford Covered Bridge

Unknown Covered Bridges

These two covered bridges both came from a collection of slides I purchased that were mostly taken in Oregon. They are unlabeled, even with year. Any help in identifying them...

01st Dec 2014
Office Covered Bridge

Office Covered Bridge (Westfir)

The Office Covered Bridge is probably one of the most unique covered bridges around due to it’s attached walkway. It’s also Oregon’s longest covered bridge at 180 feet. The bridge...

19th Sep 2014

Harris, Oregon – Ghost Town, Covered Bridge, Winery (Elam)

Name: Harris (Elam) Class: E2 GPS: 44.5781755, -123.4601035 Directions: From Philomath head west on Highway 20. At about four miles, the town of “Wren” is on the right side. Take...

18th Apr 2014

Gilkey Covered Bridge, Oregon (Thomas Creek)

The Gilkey Covered Bridge crosses Thomas Creek roughly three miles south east of the town of Scio. At one time the Southern Pacific Railroad running next to the roadway was...

18th Apr 2014
Hoffman Covered Bridge

Hoffman Covered Bridge, Oregon (Crabtree Creek)

The Hoffman Covered Bridge is another departure from the typical “Linn County” design of covered bridges. Built in 1936 by hand, timber for the bridge was cut nearby and shaped...

10th Mar 2014

Larwood Covered Bridge (Crabtree Creek)

The Larwood Covered Bridge is in the distinct Linn County style. It is unclear to me if and when this happened, but previously two covered bridges spanned the river here....

06th Mar 2014

Shimanek Covered Bridge (Thomas Creek)

Five bridges have crossed Thomas Creek at this specific location. Little is known about the first bridge, other then it was built in 1861. Linn County has records that state...

02nd Mar 2014

Jordan Covered Bridge, Oregon (Stayton-Jordan) (Salem Power Canal )

The Jordan Covered Bridge is apparently quite beloved by the community. The original bridge was a 90 foot long Howe truss bridge that crossed Thomas Creek right outside of what...

29th Jan 2014

Earnest Covered Bridge, Oregon

The Earnest Covered Bridge across the Mohawk River near Marcola, Oregon, is the second bridge to have been at this location. The first one was the Adams Bridge. It was...

18th Jan 2014

Crawfordsville Covered Bridge

The Crawfordsville Covered Bridge is near Crawfordsville Oregon along the “Halsey-Sweet Home Highway,” or Highway 228. It crosses the Calapooia River, a tributary of the Willamette River that is named...

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