One of Many

Oregon has huge number of covered bridges all over the state. This one, Ritner Creek Bridge, happens to be about 15 minutes from my house. This is my 3rd time photographing it. I wanted to go for a drive today and my mom asked to go with so I got to show her this, she thought it was pretty cool. From what I am able to find, there are around 50 some covered bridges in the state of Oregon.

Ritner Creek Bridge, one of the covered bridges remaining in Oregon west of the Cascades, almost became a memory in 1974. Declared structurally unsafe, it was scheduled for removal. The children of Pedee School along with the citizens in the Pedee area rallied to its support with a "Save our Bridge" campaign. The County commissioners met with the state highway department and as a result the issue was placed on the ballot May 28, 1974. The measure passed and the covered bridge was moved to an adjacent site. The new bridge on Highway 223 parallels it.
Ritner Creek Bridge was named for a pioneer, Sebastian Ritner who arrived in Oregon in 1845. Some of his descendants still live in this area.
The bridge was built in 1926 by Hammer and Curry Contractors at a cost of $6,963.78. Relocation of the bridge cost the taxpayers $26,031 in 1975 - 1976. And additional $533.08 has been spent on a mini-park, which is located next to the bridge. Another park, Ritner Creek County Park is located a few miles upstream."

http://www.co.polk.or.us/ms/ritner-creek-bridge
Glad it's been saved. A good compromise for safety and history.
posted February 15th, 2018  
It's lovely!
posted February 15th, 2018  
What a great bridge! Oregon is pretty special too.
posted February 15th, 2018  
Wonderful
posted February 15th, 2018  
@milaniet @kwind @elatedpixie @joansmor thank you all very much 😁
posted February 15th, 2018  
Thank you for the story, it is lovely
posted February 15th, 2018  
Quite a feature and interesting details.
posted February 15th, 2018  
@tstb13 @helenhall thank you both 😁
posted February 15th, 2018  
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