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Lowell Covered Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 10 April 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Built in 1945, this 165 foot (50.3 meter) bridge of the Howe truss type spans the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Lane County, Oregon, USA. It no longer carries vehicular traffic. Rather, it now serves as an interpretive center.

Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.

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Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Wow! That is one, neat and beautiful bridge! Superbly framed and spot on exposure, Steve! The clouds are superb too!

10 Apr 2009 5:51am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

Oh ! I like this reflection in the water and this sky which takes care on the landscape ! Bravo Steve!

10 Apr 2009 8:03am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Excellent Steve!

10 Apr 2009 8:19am

-1q5yChØt!c- from Persia, Iran

wow,this is beautiful and lovely
very well taken

10 Apr 2009 8:32am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautiful one, and it's curious that it's used as an interpretative center.
Are we going to see one more image, closer?
Thanks for posting it.

10 Apr 2009 9:11am

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

Beautiful capture...

10 Apr 2009 9:15am

zOOm from Paris, France

Those bridges are really nice and so unusual...

10 Apr 2009 10:53am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

This is my favorite, thus far! Lovely sky and water, but my goodness, what a bridge!!

10 Apr 2009 10:57am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

nice shot from here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

10 Apr 2009 11:02am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Excellent view of this revamped bridge

10 Apr 2009 11:52am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

A beautiful shot! Ilove all the water in the foreground- It really emphasizes the bridge. I never realized there are so many covered bridges in Oregon-I thought it was just an Eastern kind of thing :)

10 Apr 2009 12:27pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


10 Apr 2009 12:51pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

that is obviously the most photogenic bridge you've posted so far.

10 Apr 2009 12:55pm

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

What a beautiful place! So trainquil, great image!

10 Apr 2009 1:13pm

peter from new york, United States

very cool capture grouser and such an interesting series! great stuff : )

10 Apr 2009 2:09pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

She's a low, lean beauty. Great composition Steve. How great that she's being used as an interpretive centre. I'm going to let my husband know about that -- I think he'd love to visit there next time he's down that way.

10 Apr 2009 2:47pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

One of the more elegant looking bridges, and good to see that it has been put to good use. I like the lake and hillside surrounding this area.

10 Apr 2009 3:26pm

Olivier Jules from Italy

what a beautiful place! I find this capture very nice and peaceful

10 Apr 2009 3:31pm

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Like the whites very much

10 Apr 2009 3:35pm

PATRICK from miramas, France


10 Apr 2009 3:37pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau paysage, superbe cadrage!

10 Apr 2009 3:39pm

Don from spokane, United States

This is a beautiful bridge. I'm glad they have found some use for the structure which will likely keep
it restored and in good shape for years to come. Nice shot.

10 Apr 2009 4:12pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, that one looks really great in the surrounding. Very impressive and even the sky is wonderful! So far this is one of my favorites in this series!

10 Apr 2009 4:26pm

k@ from Paris, France

A house like a boat and its form is such a great echo to the cloud ! Cool peaceful place ~ 

10 Apr 2009 4:33pm

Charles from New York, United States

Must be an amazing place to work. What a beautiful location. The view inside with the windows must be awesome. Nice shot.

10 Apr 2009 4:46pm

EYES WIDE SHUT from The library of my soul, United Kingdom

Such a stunning bridge and location, captured perfectly. This is such a fascinating series, Steve

10 Apr 2009 4:46pm

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful composition nice photograph

10 Apr 2009 6:51pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

excellente photo, un pont de bois tout blanc sur l'argent de l'eau.. une magnifique image.

10 Apr 2009 7:33pm

Fliss from Melbourne Beach, United States

I would love to see some of these for myself... great shot...

10 Apr 2009 8:37pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

nice landscape, quiet ambiance

10 Apr 2009 8:51pm

JJ from Jersey City, United States

Beautiful landscape shot this bridge looks in a lot better condition than the previous one

10 Apr 2009 9:27pm

Cat from PARIS, France

Did you catch Clint and Meryl by any chance ?

10 Apr 2009 9:32pm

@Cat: No, but I plan to photograph the bridges of Madison County.

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Beautiful shot.

10 Apr 2009 10:05pm

Daryl from Amagasaki, Japan

What a gorgeous scene.

11 Apr 2009 12:48am

Ajay from Pune, India

I wish to be on that bridge and just sit there for hours and just enjoy that beauty of nature and do nothing else. I can feel the calmness of the place from here.

11 Apr 2009 2:11am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very peaceful. Nice.

11 Apr 2009 2:25am

maia_t from Cluj Napoca, Romania

Beautiful landscape and the bridge is really unique.

11 Apr 2009 6:35am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

this image says a lot about the bridge and the enviroment - excellent view reflections and colors

13 Apr 2009 5:29pm