1. Volunteer for the 2014 Covered Bridge Regatta!

    The Covered Bridge Regatta is gearing up again, and they’re looking for volunteers to help with the event in April. The annual competition takes place at Dexter Lake in Lowell, Oregon, and is set against a backdrop of picturesque Oregon scenery and one of the area’s most iconic covered bridges: The Lowell Covered Bridge.

    Click here to sign up as a volunteer and take in this one-of-a-kind event!

    Photo by OBEC Consulting Engineers.

     

    Tagged:   oregon  covered bridge  regatta  rowing  lane county  lowell  dexter  crew  competition  volunteer  bridges

  2. Here’s a great #ThrowbackThursday shot: Pengra Covered Bridge circa 1938. 
On the left, you can see the old uncovered bridge, built in 1904, that the new Pengra bridge replaced. 
We’re always looking for great historic shots of Oregon’s covered bridges; if you’ve got a good one, send it our way at social@obec.com!
Photo source unknown.

    Here’s a great #ThrowbackThursday shot: Pengra Covered Bridge circa 1938. 

    On the left, you can see the old uncovered bridge, built in 1904, that the new Pengra bridge replaced. 

    We’re always looking for great historic shots of Oregon’s covered bridges; if you’ve got a good one, send it our way at social@obec.com!

    Photo source unknown.

     

    Tagged:   tbt  throwback thursday  covered bridge  bridges  oregon  lane county  jasper  lowell  fall creek  eugene  springfield  historic  black and white  bw

  3. Link: “Bridge tour a window to history” [Statesman Journal]

    Salem’s Statesman Journal has a great article, complete with a slideshow, about the covered bridges in the Linn County area, including the Larwood, Gilkey and Shimanek covered bridges.

    The article is full of interesting tidbits about the area, including a geographical “oddity” that made it into Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

    Click here to check it out!

     

    Tagged:   oregon  linn county  covered bridges  larwood  gilkey  thomas creek  shimanek  bridges  travel  willamette valley  historical  history  local

  4. On Instagram: Office Covered Bridge

    It might be snowy and cold out there today, but this Instagram shot of the Office Covered Bridge just screams summer.

    Who’s ready for the sunshine to come back??

     

    Tagged:   office  covered bridge  westfir  oakridge  lane county  oregon  real oregon  summer  sunshine  blue skies  travel  tourism

  5. outdoormagic:

Ritner Creek Bridge by Bobshots on Flickr.
     

    Tagged:   oregon  covered bridge  ritner creek

  6. Spotted in Eugene: Starbucks shows covered bridges some love

    The Starbucks on 7th Avenue in Eugene is showing off its love for covered bridges with this shot of the Coburg Covered Bridge, which no longer exists. 

    Gotta love that local flair!

     

    Tagged:   oregon  covered bridges  coburg  starbucks  sbux  local  eugene

  7. rickhamell:

Earnest Covered Bridge, Oregon

The Earnest Covered Bridge across the Mohawk River near Marcola, Oregon, is the second bridge to…

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Great post on the Earnest Covered Bridge!

    rickhamell:

    Earnest Covered Bridge, Oregon

    The Earnest Covered Bridge across the Mohawk River near Marcola, Oregon, is the second bridge to…

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    Great post on the Earnest Covered Bridge!

    (via fuckyesoregon)

     

    Tagged:   earnest  covered bridge  marcola  mohawk  eugene  springfield  lane county  oregon  bridges

  8. Photo: Belknap Covered Bridge

    The Belknap area is best known for its hot springs, but it’s also home to this lovely covered bridge. Road trip, anyone?

     

    Tagged:   belknap  covered bridge  oregon  lane county  travel  hot springs  winter

  9. Link: Oregon Covered Bridge Map

    Let’s be honest: It can be kinda tricky keeping track of Oregon’s 50 covered bridges. Luckily, the folks over at Covered Bridge Map have done all the hard work for you and created a custom Google Map that plots these historic structures for easy hunting. The site even has maps for other states, as well.

    Now you have no excuse to make a road trip!

     

    Tagged:   oregon  covered bridges  map  bridges

  10. It looks like we forgot to include this, one of our favorite shots, when we posted our nighttime photos of the Goodpasture Covered Bridge a couple weeks ago!
We just really love the stark contrast of the image. What do you think?

    It looks like we forgot to include this, one of our favorite shots, when we posted our nighttime photos of the Goodpasture Covered Bridge a couple weeks ago!

    We just really love the stark contrast of the image. What do you think?

     

    Tagged:   goodpasture  covered bridge  oregon  lane county  holidays  xmas  christmas  lighting  red  green  colorful  contrast  photography  nighttime