Gallon House covered bridge

Gallon House covered bridge spanning Abiqua Creek in Marion County, Oregon.  The 84 foot Howe truss bridge was built in 1916 at a cost of $3,000. The bridge gets its name from its use as a waypoint for running home brew in gallon jugs from Mt. Angel, a "wet" town, to Silverton, a "dry" town. At the north portal of the bridge, Frank Morley conducted a gallon house until prohibition times. The original gallon house was built by a Silverton saloonkeeper after the town went dry and was stocked with a small liquor supply., Courtesy of State Library of Oregon.
Abstract/Description: Gallon House covered bridge spanning Abiqua Creek in Marion County, Oregon. The 84 foot Howe truss bridge was built in 1916 at a cost of $3,000. The bridge gets its name from its use as a waypoint for running home brew in gallon jugs from Mt. Angel, a "wet" town, to Silverton, a "dry" town. At the north portal of the bridge, Frank Morley conducted a gallon house until prohibition times. The original gallon house was built by a Silverton saloonkeeper after the town went dry and was stocked with a small liquor supply.
Subject(s): Covered bridges
Oregon--Abiqua River
Oregon--Marion County