1. Construction photos: Chitwood Covered Bridge

    Have you driven by the Chitwood Covered Bridge on Highway 20 lately? If you have, you might have noticed that its missing parts of its signature red, slanted walls.

    Check out these shots that we snapped the other day:

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    We can’t wait to see how the bridge looks once it’s all put back together and looking brand-new again!

     

    Tagged:   covered bridge  construction  oregon  lincoln county  chitwood

  2. Photos: The inaugural Westfir Covered Bridge Cookoff

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    The first-ever Westfir Covered Bridge Cookoff took place this weekend, and it was a great success! All in all, about 75 people showed up (including the cooks) to taste all the delicious dutch oven-cooked food, which ranged from seafood chowder and fried oysters to fresh blackberry cobbler.

    We’re getting hungry again just thinking about it!

    Check out photos from the event below:

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    Tagged:   westfir  covered bridge  cookoff  dutch oven  cooking  events  oregon  lane county  office covered bridge

  3. Join us at the Westfir Covered Bridge Cookoff this weekend!

    The big event is this Saturday in Westfir at 10:00 a.m.!

    Dutch oven cooking, raffles, and more. What’s not to love?

    See you there!

     

    Tagged:   westfir  covered bridge  cookoff  events  fun  oregon  lane county

  4. outdoormagic:

Hoffman covered bridge, Crabtree Creek Scio, Oregon by Anna Calvert Photography on Flickr.

Speaking of exposed trusses… Check out the Hoffman Covered Bridge!

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    Hoffman covered bridge, Crabtree Creek Scio, Oregon by Anna Calvert Photography on Flickr.

    Speaking of exposed trusses… Check out the Hoffman Covered Bridge!

     
  5. Ever wonder what a covered bridge looks like without its cover?

    These photos, captured on the site of the Mosby Creek (Layng) Covered Bridge near Cottage Grove, show you what a covered bridge looks like when you remove the walls for structural rehabilitation.

    Pretty cool!

     

    Tagged:   layng  mosby creek  covered bridge  cottage grove  lane county  oregon  bridges  truss  exposed truss  timber

  6. New roof for the Unity Covered Bridge

    We’re still in the middle of construction season, and that can only mean one thing: More rehabilitation of Oregon’s covered bridges!

    Unity Covered Bridge is the latest to get a little TLC, which includes a brand-new roof to keep it in tip-top shape for years to come.

     

    Tagged:   unity  covered bridge  fall creek  lane county  oregon  bridges  restoration  roofing  historic

  7. Covered Bridge Sunset [On Instagram]

    Check out this great shot we discovered on Instagram today. Any guesses as to which covered bridge it is?

     

    Tagged:   covered bridge  oregon  sunset

  8. Photos: Wild Cat Covered Bridge over Austa Creek

    Since we were in the neighborhood the other day, we snapped some photos of the Wild Cat Covered Bridge shining bright in the late-afternoon sunshine. It’s a small, unassuming bridge, but that’s part of its charm — and the nearby scenery more than makes up for it. One of the best spots to view the bridge is from the rocks along the river below, which also happens to be a popular spot for swimming and boating.

     

    Tagged:   oregon  covered bridge  austa  wildcat  wild cat  bridges  lane county  rural  nature

  9. Blackberry Jam Covered Bridge Photo Contest

    Fancy yourself a photographer? Here’s a cool opportunity for you: The Willamette Cascades Foothills Community class at Pleasant Hill High School is organizing a covered bridge contest featuring the area’s four covered bridges: Pengra, Unity, Lowell, and Parvin.

    The winning photos will be featured at this year’s Blackberry Festival and will earn a spot in a permanent showcase at Pleasant Hill High School. Not too shabby!

    Click here to learn more about the contest.

     

    Tagged:   covered bridges  photography  contest  lane county  unity  pengra  lowell  parvin  dexter  pleasant hill

  10. Two of Lane County’s historic covered bridges near Lowell will receive some needed maintenance and restoration starting this week. The Pengra and Unity covered bridges, both crossing Fall Creek, will have new roofs installed to help preserve the historic structures.

     

    Tagged:   lane county  covered bridges  construction  maintenance  lowell  unity  pengra  fall creek  oregon  bridges  historic  restoration  jasper