Adventures in Oregon: The Covered Bridges of Linn County
While my mom was here, we spent an afternoon exploring some of the covered bridges in Linn County, the next county over. Linn County is home to nine covered bridges and five of those are located around the little town of Scio. So, my mom and I headed up the road to tour those five.
First up was Gulkey Bridge, built in 1939.
Second, we saw Shimanek Bridge, built in 1966 and the only red covered bridge in the county.
As we were driving along Thompson Creek, we happened to spy these handsome horses getting a cool drink in the creek.
Third on our route was Hannah Bridge, constructed in 1936.
Fourth, we visited Larwood Bridge which was built in 1939 where Roaring River and Crabtree Creek converge. A lovely little park is just below the bridge and seems like the perfect place for a future picnic.
The final stop on our tour was Hoffman Bridge, built in 1936.
It spans Crabtree Creek and is apparently quite a good fishing hole, as evidenced by the young man who proudly showed us all the fish he had caught and told us about the ones he had hooked the afternoon before as well.
Touring the bridges was a laid-back way to enjoy a sunny afternoon and I look forward to taking Andrew on the same route!