Deadwood Bridge was built by Lane County’s bridge builder, Miller Sorenson in 1932 for $4,814. The bridge was built on a curve in the road so to make entering the bridge safer, flooring was installed on a slant. It has a long window all along the north side.
In the 70s the covered bridge was bypassed with a concrete bridge just half a mile away that incorporated a more direct route. Functionally obsolete except as a wayside detour, Deadwood Bridge was neglected. Without maintenance over time the bridge became extremely dilapidated. In 1986, Lane County overhauled the Deadwood Bridge by replacing the siding, flooring and portals. The bracing, roof and approaches were also repaired. Its original semi-elliptical portals were changed to Tuder arch during restoration.
Seems you have quite some of these bridges around. They all have their charm.
I am starting to find out there are more than I thought, This one a gentleman told me about when I was shooting one 60 miles away from this one. It was a nice find Thanks for the visit once again Peter and thanks for the comment
I was asking myself was it a train track and your photo answered my question. Another question popped up – what was under the bridge? Train tracks? Rivers? Another photo answered that question! Conclusion: Great photo shoot, Thomas !
Always rivers or creeks, I dont think I ever seen one with trains, now watch me find one 🙂 This one was unique by the way the floor was slanted to accommodate the log trucks as they entered Thanks for visiting and the thanks for the questions and the comment
Now that you have mentioned about the slanted floor, yes indeed, I see the slanted floor now. Thanks, Thomas! So, just being curious, is it still use for the log trucks or is that a some time ago thing and now is just a road for cars?
It does not look like there is any logging going on in the area, but its Oregon its a logging state, Thanks Nancy