When I shot the Covered Bridges of Oregon series, the bridge that fired my imagination was this bridge which was in sad shape as can be seen here and here. Since then, the city of Cottage Grove, Oregon, owner of the bridge since 2006, got a grant of $1,315,370 from the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program. Along with the city's matching funds, resources were available to rebuild the bridge before it collapsed into the river. The city also acquired the land on the east side of the river and will make a park accessible, for foot and bicycle traffic, by way of the reconstructed bridge. I hope to make it to the dedication and reopening of the bridge on December 3, 2011. This photo was taken in early November, 2011.
Part of the Covered Bridges of Oregon series.
I'll be busy the next few weeks. Commenting will be spotty at best.