Earnest Covered Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lacomb
N 44° 12.077 W 122° 50.175
10T E 513084 N 4894242
Quick Description: Earnest covered bridge across the Mohawk River.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 7/3/2010 9:56:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM95RJ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member CoveredBridgeGuy
Views: 7

Long Description:
The original covered bridge at this site, an 83-foot structure called the Adams Bridge, was erected by A.N.Striker in 1903. When it was replaced in 1938 by Lane County, the $2,449 cost included $72 for wrecking the old bridge.
The new bridge with upper chord dimensions of 12" x 12" x 50 feet and lower dimensions of 12" x 14" x 81.5 feet, was named after longtime residents of the area.

The Earnest Bridge enjoys the distinction of having appeared in the movie "Shenandoah," filmed in the Mohawk Valley during the mid-1960s. The movie company requested permission from the county to "alter" the bridge to reflect Civil War architecture, and promised to restore the bridge to equal or better condition.
The promise was kept, and the span received new siding and paint in 1965.
Current Condition of Bridge: Good, in daily use

Description of Covered Bridge:
Built in 1938, it still has a wooden deck and is in daily use. A standard Lane County design element can be seen represented in this bridge: a small hooded opening on one elevation of the bridge for improved motorist visibility. It was built using a Howe Truss.


Year Built: 1938

Location (Road - City - State - Country): Located on Paschelke Road just off Marcola Road near Marcola, Lane County, Oregon.

Web Address: Not listed

Parking (If not at the bridge):: Not listed

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