Lowell covered bridge

Lowell covered bridge spans the Middle Fork of the Willamette River near Lowell in Lane County, Oregon.  The 165 foot bridge was built in 1945 by workers of the Lane County Bridge Department and was covered soon after World War II ended. Just a couple of years later, metal pilings would be added underneath, to give strength to the bridge. The width of the bridge between the curbs was 23' 3", the widest of any covered bridge in the state. A new concrete bridge was built in 1979 to mimic the original. In 2006, a complete rehabilitation strengthened the structure. Ten Gothic style windows with louvers were installed. Also added were an enlarged parking area and a boat dock., Courtesy of State Library of Oregon.
Abstract/Description: Lowell covered bridge spans the Middle Fork of the Willamette River near Lowell in Lane County, Oregon. The 165 foot bridge was built in 1945 by workers of the Lane County Bridge Department and was covered soon after World War II ended. Just a couple of years later, metal pilings would be added underneath, to give strength to the bridge. The width of the bridge between the curbs was 23' 3", the widest of any covered bridge in the state. A new concrete bridge was built in 1979 to mimic the original. In 2006, a complete rehabilitation strengthened the structure. Ten Gothic style windows with louvers were installed. Also added were an enlarged parking area and a boat dock.
Subject(s): Covered bridges
Oregon--Willamette River
Oregon--Lane County
Date Created: August 21, 1955