Saturday, March 07, 2009

Oregon By Greyhound • The Stayton-Jordon Bridge

It's Friday, it's a sunny Friday, it's a greyt day to play hookie! Shhhhhh, don't tell our bosses.

This week it is Roxy's adventure and what a fun afternoon we had.

The Journey Stayton-Jordon Bridge
Location LAT 44° 47' 56"  N  LON 122° 47' 13" W 
Date March 6, 2009
Weather 48°, Sunny
Distance 16 miles

Look mom, this bridge is in great shape, especially since it was built in 1937.

Oh, but wait, there is more to the story.

Geez mom, even this plaque doesn't tell the WHOLE story. The bridge was dedicated at it's new location in June of 1988. What it doesn't tell you is that on December 20, 1994 the bridge caught fire from Christmas lighting. What wasn't destroyed by that fire was destroyed later by choice. In 1997 the citizens of Stayton rebuilt the bridge and dedicated it in September 1998.

Mom, I think the picture we want is over there.

Yeppers, that's the picture.

Car's this way mom. This is my adventure and we have places to go and bridges to see.

Come back tomorrow for Roxy's adventure part deux.

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