1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. Well, that’s exciting! We’re on the front page of the Daily Journal of Commerce this morning!

    Click here to read a PDF of the article if you don’t have a DJC subscription.

     

    Tagged:   obec  in the news  truss love  covered bridges  news  djc  oregon

  7. Sure, it’s the middle of the summer – but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to appreciate the holiday lighting on the Goodpasture Covered Bridge, right? 
We were browsing through photos and found these two shots of the alternating window lighting that would make a perfect GIF.
It’s like Christmas in July!

    Sure, it’s the middle of the summer – but that doesn’t mean we can’t take a moment to appreciate the holiday lighting on the Goodpasture Covered Bridge, right?

    We were browsing through photos and found these two shots of the alternating window lighting that would make a perfect GIF.

    It’s like Christmas in July!

     

    Tagged:   gif  covered bridge  goodpasture  oregon  xmas in July  holidays  lane county  xmas  christmas

  8. Great shot of the Lowell Covered Bridge!

    Great shot of the Lowell Covered Bridge!

    (Source: willamette-valley-girl)

     

    Tagged:   lowell  covered bridge  dexter lake  lane county  oregon  highway 58  sunset  gorgeous

  9. Photos: Finished Longview Squirrel Bridge

    Remember when we designed (and then hand-built!) a covered bridge for squirrels? Well, it’s finally in place in Longview, Washington! Check out these photos of the final product:

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    Enjoy, furry friends!

     

    Tagged:   longview  washington  squirrel bridge  bridges  squirrels  nature  fun  project  covered bridge

  10. Construction photos: Pengra (Fall Creek) Covered Bridge

    We just keep uncovering more old photos in our archives… Here are some shots, circa 1995 or so, that show the rehabilitation of the Pengra Covered Bridge near Fall Creek, which had previously been closed to traffic since 1979.

     

    Tagged:   pengra  fall creek  covered bridge  construction  repairs  rehabilitation  oregon  lane county  1990s  tbt  throwback thursday