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.