Earnest Covered Bridge
Most of these bridges were constructed by the Lane Company during
the 1920’s. With good maintenance and attention to detail, they have
stood the test of time.
Parvin Covered Bridge
The Howe truss method was used in the construction. With the
Northwest’s abundance of wood, this method was considered perfect..
Pengra Covered Bridge
The Howe method uses short run timbers, and a smaller number of
steel rods, both of which can be easily replaced when necessary.
United Covered Bridge
This results in strength, and quick, easy construction. Also the
initial cost, as well as replacement costs of the individual truss
parts is less. Truss parts can be erected quickly and cheaply.
Some reconstruction was done on some of the bridges in recent
years at a relatively low cost. All of the bridges shown here are still in use. It was a pleasure
to drive across all of these bridges and imagine a different time.
In fact, it reminded me of a time when we could drive across
Clarkston Covered Bridge near where I grew up in Alabama. Of course
we had to challenge each other to see how fast we could drive across
it……! Did you know your car could fly briefly when you came out
of a dip and onto a bump in the sagging bridge?? ……Maybe that’s
why they closed it to traffic…..
There are forty more covered bridges around Oregon. We will keep
looking for them. By the way, we still haven’t seen the ones we are
supposed to see on the covered bridge tour…..These are all
different ones. We are still planning to take the
Wendling Covered Bridge
Maybe we can even find some that don’t look like all the others…..like this one.