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...

25th Feb 2014
Grays River Covered Bridge

Gray’s River Covered Bridge

The Gray’s River Covered Bridge was lobbied for by dairy farmer Hans P. Ahlberg in 1905. The county agreed to build it at a cost of $2615.00. Ahlberg owned land...

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...

17th Jan 2014

Crawfordsville, Oregon

Crawfordsville, Oregon is a Class H3 ghost town on Highway 228 or the “Halsey-Sweet Home Highway.” Getting to the town is easy, simply take the Brownsville exit from Interstate 5...

11th Jan 2014
Construction of Valley & Siletz Railroad

Ghost town of Hoskins Oregon

Name: Hoskins Class: A2 GPS: 44.676272, -123.467843 Directions: From King’s Valley, drive south along Kings Valley Highway. Take a right onto Hoskins Road, following the signs to Fort Hoskins. Description:...

01st Sep 2012

Gallon House Covered Bridge

Moonshine central, Gallon House Covered Bridge Among the numerous covered bridges still in Oregon, Gallon House over Abiqua Creek between Silverton and Mt. Angel probably has one of the most...