Monday, March 23, 2009

Oregon by Greyhound • The Mosby Creek Bridge

The Adventure Mosby Creek Covered Bridge
Location LAT 43° 46' 41.7"  N  LON 123° 00' 17.2" W 
Date March 21, 2009
Weather 46°, Raining
Distance 85.9  miles

It's my turn, it's my turn. I'm the lucky dog! I drew the short bone. It's sunny and almost 50° at my house.

There's the sign, covered bridges of Cottage Grove, Lane County, here we come!

Since Douglas Fir was abundant in western Oregon, most of the bridges were hand-built using the Douglas Fir tree. The bridges were covered to keep the wooden trusses dry. An uncovered bridge would last about nine years, but a covered bridge could last 80 years or more. 

We get it now.

Staying dry, Minnie and Karen pause just inside the entry.  

OK mom, is this it? We walk onto the bridge, take a picture and move on?

Okie doakie, onward and upward.

Mosby Creek, a single-lane bridge was the only bridge of the day that had not been by-passed by a steel structure. Built in 1920, it remains Lane County's oldest bridge.

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