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Oregon Covered BridgesAt one time Oregon had more than 400 covered bridges. Today only a little more than 50 remain. The covered bridge blended well into the early economy of the Oregon countryside.
The material for construction was close at hand and the prevailing pioneer spirit was equal to the problems it presented. It was well known that wood, protected from the elements, would last considerably longer than that which was left in the open.
When heavier loads and increased traffic called for surdier bridges of concrete and steel, the covered bridge began to disappear at an alarming rate.
Today, the pioneer spirit prevails once again as individuals, local and state organizations as well as government agencies strive to protect and restore Oregon's covered bridges.
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Caleb Garvin, President
Kristin Sanger, Membership & Economic Development Coordinator
2002 Oregon Covere
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