Thursday, April 02, 2009

Oregon by Greyhound • The Centennial Bridge

The Adventure Centennial Covered Bridge
Location LAT 43° 47' 50.64"  N  LON 123° 3' 54.01" W 
Date March 21, 2009
Weather 46°, Light rain
Distance 83.9  miles

Cottage Grove was a very cute little town. Main Street was lined with buildings built around the turn of the century.

As we walked down Main Street, the smell of a barbecue caught our attention, big time. We'd been out all morning visiting the bridges of Cottage Grove. The scent from the barbecue reminded us that it was time to eat.

Big Stuff was the restaurant, right across the street from where we parked. Without a doubt, it had the best pulled pork sandwich we had ever eaten. We'd probably drive back to Cottage Grove just to eat there again.

The murals throughout the town were fabulous. The coke mural is probably a little older than most.

The butterfly was a small portion of a mural that covered the entire side of the building.

Another of the really neat murals.

Minnie demonstrating her being a bottom. She wouldn't even jump eight inches to get into the car. Hmmmm, have we spoiled her a bit?

I thought having these two stores side-by-side was a bit of an oxymoron.

Arriving at the Centennial Bridge, Minnie appreciated the lavender flowers.

The Centennial Bridge was built in 1987 to commemorate Cottage Grove's 100th birthday. It was constructed from the timbers of two dismantled highway bridges, the Meadows Bridge and Brumbaugh Bridge.

A foot bridge over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River, it is only 10 ft. wide and 14 ft. high. It is a 3/8th scale replica of the Chambers Railroad Bridge.

Mom, are we about done with these covered bridges? I don't get the big deal. Get out of the car, walk, smile for the camera, walk across the bridge, get back in the car.

Sorry sweetie, we still have one bridge to visit today, the we'll be on our way home.

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