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Office Covered Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 16 April 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Built in 1944, this is Oregon's longest covered bridge at 180 feet (54.9 meters). Of the Howe truss type, it spans the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River in Lane County, Oregon, USA. It has a 20 ton (18.1 metric ton) load limit.

Built by the Westfir Lumber Company, the bridge connected the mill and its office, hence the name. It was built to carry the weight of loaded log trucks, so it's similar to the Chambers Railroad Covered Bridge in that it's built big and strong with very large beams. The trucks may have been similar to this example.

An interesting feature of this bridge is its covered walkway that is separate from the roadway. The lower roof, just above the windows, covers the walkway.

Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.

JamesC from portland, United States

Superb, tone and colors. Really nice framing and composition.

16 Apr 2009 5:12am

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

this one is photogenic (like the one on the lake). You should have shown up early or late to have taken a nice long exposure.

16 Apr 2009 5:16am

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

c'est magnifique ++++++++++++++++++++++++

16 Apr 2009 5:53am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

C'est beau chez toi !

16 Apr 2009 6:01am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

This is a wonderful picture Steve! Superbly composed with the swirling water in the foreground! The bridge itself is beautiful, red against the green hill! The dry bushes on either side work very well too!

16 Apr 2009 6:02am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Beautiful red bridge, nice colours and composition.

16 Apr 2009 6:58am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

It appears most of them are white nice to see a red one this time

16 Apr 2009 8:02am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

" The passage ", a surprising sight of this place, between the nature and the water! Bravo

16 Apr 2009 8:06am

from verdun, France

At first I wanted to thank you for your fidelité on Lô' tre page and to say to you that your varied universe seduces me because you make me discover a country which always made me dream and which I hope one day I could discover behind my third eye.
Thank you for these fantastic landscapes that you makes us paratger.
Kisses lô

16 Apr 2009 8:18am

BoB from Milano, Italy

A different point of view, great framing

16 Apr 2009 10:07am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Lovely color in this a bit dull nature. I wonder how the others were before beeing in BW...

16 Apr 2009 10:15am

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

the wooden red bridge where the river and the softer tones of the image creates a striking contrast. The setting is beautiful in these mowilderness mountains . a beautiful representation of these timber bridges .. thank you

16 Apr 2009 10:34am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great shot!

16 Apr 2009 11:35am

Lesley from Lincoln, United States

Great composition! I love the way the red pops against the green forest and blue water. Well done!

16 Apr 2009 11:36am

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very nice composition. I really like the riffles in the foreground.

16 Apr 2009 1:52pm

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

I'm really enjoying this series Steve and appreciate the data you've included. Do I perceive a calendar in the making? It would be a good one!

16 Apr 2009 2:54pm

Don from spokane, United States

This is a beautiful picture of such an unusual covered bridge. The separate walkway is quite a novelty. No doubt that was part of the "office" connection. I like the viewpoint you chose to include the river. Fine image.

16 Apr 2009 3:23pm

xavier cardell from menorca-barcelona, Spain

impressing composition. cool!

16 Apr 2009 3:28pm

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

a really well done photo of this bridge in its surroundings. Despite the horizontal line of the bridge you were wise to use the portrait orientation to capture the white water and shoreline as well as the mountainous hills in the background. Overall a great image showing this covered bridge in ideal context.

16 Apr 2009 3:42pm

Marie LC from Voiron, France

J'aime les ponts couverts mais plus encore les ponts couverts ROUGE !

16 Apr 2009 4:24pm

@Marie LC: I like the red ones too. Unfortunately, most are white.

Cricket from Alabama, United States

Oh so nice to come back and see such life and color. This bridge is just stunning!

16 Apr 2009 4:31pm

Ajay from Pune, India

This is your best covered bridges shot so far, I think. Must be because it's so colourful and the way you've framed it.

16 Apr 2009 4:47pm

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

nNext excellent image: the bridge in the form of the car going pociagu... Great series.

16 Apr 2009 5:33pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Superbes couleurs! Très belle composition!

16 Apr 2009 7:16pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

gorgeous -- lovely surrounds -- i could sit by this river all day!

16 Apr 2009 7:37pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Excellent shot - great compositions. Looks like a beautiful place

16 Apr 2009 8:43pm

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like this red one also. Very different and the environment is really pleasant.

16 Apr 2009 9:49pm

XaviH from Badalona (almost Barcelona), Spain

Wow!! It seems to me a railway car hunging over the river!! Very interesting!

16 Apr 2009 10:28pm

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Continuing a wonderful series. This one is quite unusual! The colors are wonderful and I like how all these bridges fit in with, rather than dominate, the surroundings.

16 Apr 2009 10:53pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

This is a beautiful series and love the red of this bridge. The narrative brings the image further to life.

16 Apr 2009 11:52pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Great composition with the ripples in the foreground. Well done.

17 Apr 2009 12:49am

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

This is awesome Steve! The red against the rest of the composition, and especially the rushing water in the foreground is just brilliant!

17 Apr 2009 3:46am

One from Açores, Portugal

Outstanding ! A bridge with magnificent colors, fabulous image !

17 Apr 2009 4:06am

Charles from New York, United States

Beautiful shot. Love the water in the foreground. Nicely done.

17 Apr 2009 10:47am

Eleftheria from Athens, Greece

Nice composition!

17 Apr 2009 3:21pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

It's really a long one, wonderfully portrayed. I like this perspective and the details and colors you show here.

18 Apr 2009 7:27am

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent view and colors

18 Apr 2009 9:38am