Sunday, March 15, 2009

Oregon By Greyhound • The Larwood Bridge

The Journey Larwood Covered Bridge
Location LAT 44° 39' 49.1"  N  LON 122° 44' 26.8" W 
Date March 13, 2009
Weather 54°, Mostly sunny
Distance 25.3  miles

Probably the most scenic bridge so far, the Larwood Bridge, like the Hoffman, goes over the Crabtree Creek. Probably the most unique feature, besides the beautiful bridge, is that the Roaring Fork River empties into Crabtree Creek. It is the only river that empties into a creek an oddity in U.S. geography and has even been listed in Ripley's Believe It or Not.

Crystal and Karen pose by the creek.

Roaring Fork river.

A small community was established in 1888 known as Larwood. It had a store, a blacksmith shop and a post office. All that remains now is the Larwood covered bridge, built in 1939 and the old water wheel used to drive machinery.

Karen and Crystal are dwarfed by the size of the bridge.

Just up the river about a mile is the Roaring Fork Fish Hatchery. They were more than excited to receive a handout of "fish kibble."

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