Currin Bridge

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Currin Bridge
Photograph of the Currin Bridge.
Coordinates43°47′37″N 122°59′43″W / 43.79361°N 122.99528°W / 43.79361; -122.99528Coordinates: 43°47′37″N 122°59′43″W / 43.79361°N 122.99528°W / 43.79361; -122.99528
CarriesPedestrians
CrossesRow River
Other name(s)Row River Covered Bridge
Characteristics
DesignCovered
Total length105 feet (32 m)
History
Construction end1925
Closed1979
Currin Bridge
Nearest cityCottage Grove, Oregon
Area0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built1925
Architectural styleHowe Truss
MPSOregon Covered Bridges TR
NRHP reference #79002082[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 29, 1979

The Currin Bridge is a Howe truss covered bridge near Cottage Grove, Oregon, United States. It crosses the Row River.

The Currin Bridge was built in 1925 to replace another bridge built in 1883. The lowest bid received by Lane County for construction of the bridge was $6,250, so the county decided to build the bridge on its own for $4,205, saving $2,495 of taxpayers' money. The bridge was named after an early pioneer family.[2][3]

The Currin Bridge is the only bridge in Oregon that is painted two different colors. The Currin Bridge has white portals and red sides.[4] It is one of seven covered bridges in the immediate area.[5]

In 1979, Lane County completed a new concrete bridge nearby the Currin Bridge and closed the old bridge to traffic. The new bridge is only a few feet away from the Currin Bridge, which is still accessible by pedestrians. In 1987, the bridge had work done fumigating for insects and structural repair, and in the 1993-1995, the Oregon Covered Bridge Program of Lane County received a grant of $48,000 to restore the bridge.[2] The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ a b Currin covered bridge on www.oregon.com.
  3. ^ Currin Bridge on the Oregon Tourism website.
  4. ^ http://home.comcast.net/~draft10/bridges/currin.html
  5. ^ http://greennature.com/gallery/covered-bridge-pictures/bridge3.html Archived 2008-07-04 at the Wayback Machine

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