Crossing the River Through Time
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 43° 17.866 W 123° 06.076
10T E 491785 N 4793887
This sign is located at the Colliding Rivers Viewpoint in Glide, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WM15FT
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 01/21/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member silverquill
Views: 20

This sign is located at the viewing platform at the Colliding Rivers Viewpoint in Glide, Oregon.

Marker Name: Crossing the River Through Time
Marker Text: Over the years people have found ways to get to the other side. The Umpqua Indians crossed on foot at low water or in small dug-out canoes. European settlers piled their goods on pack animals and forded the river on horseback. A covered bridge built in 1902 was the first bridge to span this location. Covered bridges were not built to handle heavy weight. After the collapse of a similar bridge up river during a cattle drive, a stronger log stringer bridge replaced the covered bridge in 1923. With the lure of profitable timber in the Cascades, a steel girder bridge was built here in 1948 to handle log trucks and heavy equipment. The concrete bridge you see today was constructed in 1976.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Douglas

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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