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Sunday, April 13, 2014

CRAWFORDSVILLE COVERED BRIDGE -- A COMMUNITY PLACE



Covered bridges are beautiful in their own right but they can also be beautiful for their community. Built in 1932 the Crawfordsville covered bridge became a working bridge, enabling folks to travel across the Calopooia River by foot, wagon, truck or car.   

However, in 1963 the bridge was bypassed with a new highway along side of it. But as luck would have it from that change forward the bridge became a beautiful walkway for pedestrians plus a nice picnic area with a view of the river. 



 Photo: Facebook

Plus the bridge became a new celebratory arena now known as Bridge Day. It happens once every year during the summer --where the locals get together festively enjoying socialization, food and vendors.

All is good that ends well. At age eighty-two the bridge remains an icon of the community.

For more particulars on the Crawfordsville covered bridge: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/BRIDGE/docs/covbrdg/Descriptions/crawfordsville.pdf

Bridge Day set for August 23, 2014, Saturday

6 comments:

  1. These covered bridges all have wonderful stories to behold.

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    1. Birdman -- thanks for your comment. Reusing the bridge is the story I like about this one -- barbara

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  2. Great story. I do love those old covered bridges.

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    1. NCmountainwoman -- I imagine your state has a few of these. Someday I will pack a lunch and picnic beside one of these old ladies while enjoy my outing. -- thanks -- barbara

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  3. I also love covered bridges, thanks for sharing! Welcome to the PNW!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Teresa -- thanks for the welcome. I take it you and your husband are native Oregonians. What a beautiful place to live -- barbara

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