Friday, May 3, 2013

Covered Bridges

Believe it or not there are a lot of covered bridges in Oregon.  One would think that they are only prevalent on the East Coast, Midwest, or not to forget the great big ones in Texas or anyplace other than Oregon.

However, Oregon has its share and I am featuring the ones near Cottage Grove, which is down below Eugene.

The ones that are featured here are not very old, meaning: 1949-1930-1920-1883 (revamped in 1925) in that order. Hey, they are all painted white. Although, the Currin Bridge has red siding. All are closed to auto and truck traffic except the Mosby Creek one.

If you saw how many log trucks go tooling by the Dorena Bridge, on a newly constructed by pass bridge you would understand why.

Here is some suggested reading on covered bridges from Amazon: Covered Bridges: A Close Up Look - Alan Giagnocavo.  New England's Covered Bridges: A Complete Guide by Benjamin Evans.

I did the High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR) thing. I took three different exposures of each bridge and combined them in Photomatix software and finished them in Lightroom 4.

Dorena Covered Bridge

Dorena Bridge Plaque

Stewart Covered Bridge

Mosby Creek Bridge
Currin Covered Bridge

Currin Bridge Plaque

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