Sunday, May 10, 2009

Oregon by Greyhound • Goodpasture Bridge

The Adventure Goodpasture Covered Bridge
Location LAT 44° 08' 3" N LON 122° 35' 9" W
Date May 9, 2009
Weather 68°, Sunny
Distance 90.6 miles

Yeppers, Danny Bleu here and it is my turn for another adventure. Stay tuned and look forward to high mountain tops, beeeeutiful flowers, loud, noisy waterfalls and yes, two more covered bridges checked off of the list.

Surprise, a stop that was not on the days agenda. Speeding along highway 126 (of course we were going the speed limit) we admired the scenery. Once we left Springfield we followed the McKenzie River. And then, out of the clear blue and unplanned bridge appeared. An unplanned, covered bridge appeared requiring a stop.

A single-lane bridge spanning the McKenzie River, this bridge was extremely busy.

Cars were continuously interrupting my photo sessions. Wouldn't you think they could've found another bridge?

The louvered gothic style windows were pretty cool, but it really doesn't lend for a great picture of such a pretty river.

The bridge was built in 1938. Named after a local pioneer family, it spans 165 ft. across the river. The area is wide open making it one of the most photographed bridges in the state.

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