Covered Bridges

Grave Creek Covered Bridge

Through our association with Heritage Research Associates and OBEC Consulting Engineers, both in Eugene, we have enjoyed a long history of working on Oregon's covered bridges.  These "quaint" wooden structures remain throughout most of western Oregon and virtually all of those remaining are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Although generally located on bypassed routes, where heavy traffic can utilize a modern span, covered bridges are still typically part of the county road system and considerable time and effort is spent to make sure that these picturesque structures remain standing, remain safe, and accurately reflect their original construction.  Federal funding, through the Historic Covered Bridge Fund, means that most activity is subject to Section 106 review and so we've worked on dozens of bridges over the years.

 

Currently there are major projects in various stages of development in Douglas, Lane and Linn counties, including the Goodpasture Bridge, the Deadwood Creek Covered Bridge, the Short Covered Bridge and others.

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News

The New Year starts with projects out the door... Compliance document on a covered bridge, an old powerhouse and two pioneer-era houses, related to various projects in Linn, Deschutes and Jackson counties.  Drafts of "Oregon Powerhouse-The T.W. Sullivan Story" are in layout and seven interp panels on Girl Scout history are in review. Whew!

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