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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Belknap Covered Bridge in Rainbow, Oregon:


This bridge, located on McKenzie River Drive and King Road in Rainbow, was about a two block walk from our campsite. 




Historical Data

The original Belknap Bridge was constructed in 1890 by Mr. T. Thomson.  This bridge was replaced in 1911 by Lane County with another covered structure.  The third covered bridge was erected by Lane County in 1939. That bridge was destroyed by the Christmas flood of 1964.  The present structure was opened for traffic on October 31, 1966.  It was restored in 1992.














 



And one of the best parts?  You can take the bus from Eugene (or even from the coast if you plan things out right) via the Lane Transit District.  Some people take their bikes on the bus and are set for a fun time.

I hope that you enjoyed these pretty pictures.  If you would like to see photos of the Unity Covered Bridge in Fall Creek, Oregon, just "Click Here".

Hugs,

Kathy M.


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5 comments:

lisaricardclaro.com said...

There's something so romantic about a covered bridge. When I was a kid I vacationed in Vermont with a friend and we spray painted our names inside a covered bridge. We were only 10 and didn't realize that we were defacing property---it just seemed like a "cool" thing to do. I look back on that and just shudder. Her brother-in-law ended up painting over our nonsense. *sigh*

Linda Reeder said...

I have "collected" covered bridges in Vermont and Pennsylvania. I love them.
Great photos.

Sally said...

It looks fantastic. I don't think we have covered bridges in the UK. Now I've said that someone is bound to prove me wrong but I've never seen one. Is there a reason for covering the bridge?

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Lisa, they are romantic, aren't they. I wouldn't fret about it any longer, all's well that ends well, the damage was repaired. I think that you should write that into one of your stories though.

Linda, I would love to see your collection! I have a few.

Sally, they are made of wood, and I think that the cover helps them last longer (rain and snow).

Kathy

Kathy A. Johnson said...

As a matter of fact, I did enjoy the pretty pictures! What gorgeous scenery. I think covered bridges are cool, too. Thanks for taking us along.

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