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Weddle Covered Bridge

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 20 September 2009 in Architecture.

Built in 1937, this 120 foot (36.6 meter) bridge of the Howe truss type spans Ames Creek in Linn County, Oregon, USA. It carries no vehicular traffic, on a routine basis, but is located in a park in Sweet Home, OR. When I was visiting, the bridge was undergoing what looked to be some minor repairs. I saw a fairly large truck hauling supplies drive across the bridge. The beams in the foreground are part of the repair project.

For the first fifty years of its life , the bridge spanned Thomas Creek. By 1987, the bridge had been bypassed, allowed to deteriorate, become a safety issue, and was slated for destruction. Thanks to the heroic efforts of Oregon covered bridge enthusiasts, the bridge was saved and rebuilt on Ames Creek.

Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.

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PATRICK from miramas, France

very great b&w

20 Sep 2009 5:30am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

This one is a singular one, I like veru much the wide open spaces on the sides. I would like to see more of this particular bridge :)
I like very much the b/w and the framing with the ocasion of the repairs.

20 Sep 2009 6:18am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

A very elegant composition nicely done!

20 Sep 2009 6:51am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou, France

Joli B&W ! Bon dimanche.

20 Sep 2009 7:46am

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Love the "windows"on the seid of the bridge! Very fine composition and excellent b&w!

20 Sep 2009 9:07am

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

It's great that these bridges are being cared for, an important part of local heritage.

20 Sep 2009 9:40am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Looks like you paid a visit on a right special day for the bridge. You have one of the best photo-series going with these covered bridges, Steve.

20 Sep 2009 9:52am

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

Lovely shot full of interest...thanks for the info!

20 Sep 2009 11:25am

mo.langel from Switzerland

Beautiful compo and BW!

20 Sep 2009 1:45pm

Irene from France

Very elegant composition and B&W

20 Sep 2009 1:46pm

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Great b/w image!

20 Sep 2009 2:20pm

Don from spokane, United States

A fine looking bridge. I'm glad it was saved and restored. It makes a fine subject. Excellent range of tones in this image.

20 Sep 2009 2:34pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Beautiful BW !

20 Sep 2009 3:04pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


20 Sep 2009 3:14pm

DenisSm from Prague, Czech Republic

under reconstruction :-), very nice one

20 Sep 2009 5:06pm

k@ from Paris, France

Covered bridge en process ! Interesting approach, Steve !

20 Sep 2009 8:05pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Thanks for the commentary. Neat shot.

20 Sep 2009 8:55pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice POV, and great B & W.

20 Sep 2009 9:07pm

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

Tous les ponts sront là pour notre collecttion, nous les amateurs des ponts de bois et de National Geographic qui les avaient mis à l'honneur ..merci Steve, ma collection sera bientôt complète..:)

20 Sep 2009 9:36pm

Diana from United States

nice bridge
good b&w

21 Sep 2009 1:34am

crystal from Tempe, United States

Nice picture with very informative history

21 Sep 2009 3:56am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Beautiful BW

21 Sep 2009 4:43am

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautiful pov and tonalities here Steve -- i also love this crop!

21 Sep 2009 2:50pm

Sriram from Chennai, India

beautiful in b and w... amazing tones..!!

21 Sep 2009 6:14pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice lines throughout this frame Steve. There is a subtle drama in the tones that makes one stop and take notice!

21 Sep 2009 8:37pm

Spectra from Carrboro, United States

beautiful! so much history behind that bridge... great work!

22 Sep 2009 6:03am