Creswell covered bridge

The Creswell covered bridge over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River in Lane County was built by L. N. Roney in 1884. The photo was taken shortly after completion and shows former Governor John Whiteaker, who died in 1903, at left with a longcoat and pipe. Legend above the bridge notes that riding or driving over the bridge at a pace faster than a walk makes the violator liable for a $25 fine. Also driving more than 10 head of cattle or horses over the bridge at one time would result in a $25 fine. This bridge was removed about 1931, after a life of 47 years. The bridge was 140 feet long and was a Howe truss. Roney was dubbed Lane County's "greatest and best bridge builder" as he completed almost 100 bridges, most of them covered. He was also active in commercial, educational, religious, public and residential construction., Courtesy of State Library of Oregon.
Abstract/Description: The Creswell covered bridge over the Coast Fork of the Willamette River in Lane County was built by L. N. Roney in 1884. The photo was taken shortly after completion and shows former Governor John Whiteaker, who died in 1903, at left with a longcoat and pipe. Legend above the bridge notes that riding or driving over the bridge at a pace faster than a walk makes the violator liable for a $25 fine. Also driving more than 10 head of cattle or horses over the bridge at one time would result in a $25 fine. This bridge was removed about 1931, after a life of 47 years. The bridge was 140 feet long and was a Howe truss. Roney was dubbed Lane County's "greatest and best bridge builder" as he completed almost 100 bridges, most of them covered. He was also active in commercial, educational, religious, public and residential construction.
Subject(s): Covered bridges
Oregon--Willamette River
Oregon--Lane County
Date Created: c1900