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Antelope Creek Covered Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 15 June 2009 in Architecture.

Built in 1922, this 58 foot (17.7 meter) bridge of the Queenpost truss type spans Little Butte Creek in Jackson County, Oregon, USA. In 1985, it was moved from its original location on Antelope Creek to the city of Eagle Point. It carries pedestrian traffic only.

Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice composition...I like the shadows under the bridge :)

15 Jun 2009 5:12am

beanow from Warsaw, Poland

I agree with above. Cool shot.

15 Jun 2009 5:24am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Les ombres sont très jolies ! Bonne journée.

15 Jun 2009 6:29am

Suzanne from Huntington Bch, California, United States

Beautiful...nice BW image quality and lovely light.

15 Jun 2009 6:55am

Kylie Greenan from Richmond, Australia

Great light and shadows, superb detail Steve!

15 Jun 2009 7:10am

Peggy M. from somewhere in, France

A great vision in B&W, a little kiss for you my friend !

15 Jun 2009 7:25am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Another great b/w shot.. Like the light and shadow in this image.

15 Jun 2009 7:52am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Very beautiful place and structure

15 Jun 2009 8:20am

Laurie from New Jersey, United States

A wonderful bridge. We have so few left around here.

15 Jun 2009 1:03pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well framed, good tonalities.

15 Jun 2009 1:11pm

MaryB from Staffordshire, United Kingdom

I love these bridges, wish we had them here too. A great b&w shot Steve.

15 Jun 2009 1:46pm

MARIANA from waterloo, Canada

Wonderful composition . Perfect BW !

15 Jun 2009 2:02pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

so peacerful

15 Jun 2009 2:15pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

I like the shadows, great contrast

15 Jun 2009 2:36pm

Monte Stevens from Westerville, United States

I'm enjoying the B/W images. Well done!

15 Jun 2009 2:41pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Another lovely adventure into the past.

15 Jun 2009 2:46pm

zOOm from Paris, France

I really love those bridges. I find them utterly romantic !

15 Jun 2009 3:26pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Nice composition! Beautiful play of shadow and light!

15 Jun 2009 3:39pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Another classic Steve! The angle, the composition, the play of light and shadows, the b&w tone... they're all so beautiful!!!

15 Jun 2009 3:42pm

observing from North West, United Kingdom

That's another lovely example Steve, and I know that you have explained the reason for the covered bridges before, but I've never seen them anywhere else.... maybe they're typical to the US. Couldn't the engineers use a tarmac surface over the bridge..?

15 Jun 2009 4:08pm

@observing: That would probably have worked for the deck. But they were mainly trying to protect the trusses and the beams under the deck. It's these components that held the bridge up. You remember what happens if a truss breaks? More on that tomorrow.

This Wikipedia article speaks of covered bridges in other parts of the world. A county in southern China has 900 of them, many of which are hundreds of years old. Italy and Germany have some, France has one, and Great Britain has two or three. Some of the European bridges seem to be stone although the pictures are rather scarce. But the 670 foot (204.2 meter) long Chapel Bridge in Lucerne, Switzerland is made of wood. It was built in 1333.

crystal from Tempe, United States


15 Jun 2009 4:19pm

peter from new york, United States

so it is only for foot traffic? i like that! great shot.

15 Jun 2009 4:22pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Beautiful shot and a different than your usual covered bridge shot.

15 Jun 2009 4:24pm

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

excellent b/w tone & the structure & ambience a "dated" look

15 Jun 2009 4:53pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lighting and grey tones

15 Jun 2009 4:55pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Another beauty and I like the diagonal lines of the shadow in combination with those 'things' attached to the bridge.

15 Jun 2009 4:59pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

very nice b&w

15 Jun 2009 5:09pm

Ronnie 2¢ from London, United Kingdom

These structures are so expressive . . they all but talk !

15 Jun 2009 5:50pm

PD from Overland Park, Kansas, United States

Great bridge - nice lighting

15 Jun 2009 5:54pm

Sarah Schneider Photography from Lancaster, United States

How cool is this?!? =)

15 Jun 2009 6:21pm

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

you should offer the state some sort of collective book on all the covered bridges!!! it would be superb!! :)

15 Jun 2009 10:13pm

Joe from San Diego, United States

Excellent series!

16 Jun 2009 12:50am

Diane Schuller from Hythe, Canada

what a great shot. I'm impressed with the great condition of so many of these bridges

16 Jun 2009 5:24pm