Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sunday Bridge Series

On my drive home from Washington,
I was determined to make a short pit stop in Cottage Grove
instead of just zooming by on Interstate 5.
Look at what I found - a picturesque covered bridge!
This one is called Centennial Bridge and is only for pedestrians.
It was built in 1987 from the recycled timber of a dismantled bridge.
Cottage Grove, OR
(8/11/10)

Click HERE to visit Louis La Vache's Sunday Bridge Series.

24 comments:

Mari said...

I love covered bridges!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

What a reward for leaving the highway. I guess we should all do that now and again.

Luna Miranda said...

the long way has its rewards. thanks for showing us this beautiful covered bridge.

☺lani☺ said...

Cute bridge, I would like to pass there someday!

Francisca said...

One of my favorite travel books is "Blue Highways" by William Least Heat-Moon, who took a soul-searching trip across America in the late 70s using only small roads colored blue on maps (that means no freeways, expressways, interstates). I've done countless road trips and as much as possible have stayed off the big roads. Your post today shows the rewards. What a unique bridge!

Ann said...

I saw a similar bridge on blogland. I remember it because I thought it was quite funny to have a roof. I was thinking it is was in Singapore, they would lock it up at night.

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful bridge.
Costas

joo said...

Wow, it's amazing! Great finding!
happy Sunday to you:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Excellent capture, this bridge is beautiful, I love covered bridges, it reminds me one of my favorite movies "The Bridges of Madison County".
Happy Sunday
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

cieldequimper said...

What a great idea to build a pedestrian bridge like the old ones! Wonderful!

Jo said...

Hi Linnea, I'm catching up on my blog visits and love your bridge photo. I had to look twice as I thought it was a building! Have a great day, Jo

Kaori said...

That is a fabulous bridge! I'm not sure why, but it reminds me of the Anne of Green Gables movie :D

Indrani said...

Covered bridges have a charm of their own. Great shot.

Louis la Vache said...

A unique recycling of the wood - and a welcome addition to Sunday Bridges.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful bridge. Covered bridges are so neat and there are several in Oregon.
I was at Deception Pass around 10:30 that day---it was only foggy there. MB

George said...

What a wonderful-looking covered bridge. I'm glad you found it and shared it with us.

Tracy said...

That is gorgeous! There are so many wonderful surprises off the beaten path.

EG Wow said...

I really like this covered bridge! That was a great use for the recycled timber.

Elisa said...

I think of the bridges of Madison County, one of my favorite films :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very nice shot and a bridge I would like to explore.

Toemailer said...

Wonderful! There is a lot of covered bridges in New Brunswick, Canada.
http://summerville-novascotia.com/CoveredBridges/Bridges1.html

Photo Cache said...

Love covered bridges. Too bad we haven't any around here.

VioletSky said...

For a place named Cottage Grove, this is perfect! Glad you weren't disappointed.

Martha Z said...

One of these days I'm going to make a point of visiting Oregons covered bridges.