Gallon House Bridge - near Silverton, OR
Posted by: shadow101
N 45° 01.938 W 122° 47.882
10T E 515909 N 4986558
Quick Description: The last covered bridge in Marion County is fully restored.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 9:30:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM32NP
The bridge was originally named the Abiqua Creek bridge, and was for traffic crossing northwest of Silverton. The name 'Gallon House' was originally a nickname, because Silverton was a dry town, and the bridge was a blind drop for residents wishing to bring in moonshine. The bridge has been damaged several times, and in 1964 a flood removed it entirely off the supports. Marion County's first major restoration in 1985 made some ill-advised design changes, including hinged portals, so in 1990 the bridge was completely rebuilt to as close to the original specs as was possible. Since then the county has taken great pains to keep it maintained.
Current Condition of Bridge: (almost) pristine
Description of Covered Bridge:
The bridge is 84 feet long, and is primarily a Howe truss structure. The covering is largely a separate structure, and almost 100% of the bridge is Douglas Fir.
Year Built: 1916
Parking (If not at the bridge):: limited off road parking to the north
Location (Road - City - State - Country): Gallon House Road - near Silverton, Oregon, USA
Web Address: Not listed
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