Ritner Creek Covered Bridge

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Today we took a drive and aside from finding a good house to invest in we found Ritner Creek Covered Bridge. "Ritner Creek bridge was the last covered bridge on an Oregon state highway. In 1976, the bridge was lifted from its foundation and relocated just downstream of its original site and replaced by a concrete bridge. The bridge was constructed in 1927 by Hamer and Curry Contractors to Oregon State Highway Commission plans. The initial construction cost was $6,964. The original portal design was rounded at the edges but was changed to a square design in the early 1960s to accommodate larger loads to pass."

Location: From Interstate 5 exit 258 and follow Portland Road 5 miles to the junction of Highway 22 (Marion Street). Turn right (west) crossing the Willamette River, and continue 17 miles to Dallas. From Dallas travel south on Highway 223 approximately 12 miles through Pedee. Ritner Creek Bridge is approximately 3.5 miles south of Pedee.

Aside from loving the history and craftsman ship of these Historic covered bridges they are also a great place to take pictures. Here are some of the ones I took today. --SG

Pictures are now fixed --SG


kymberly May 5, 2008 at 8:45 AM  

Great photos shawn!

Amanda May 5, 2008 at 9:34 AM  

Beautiful Pictures as usual!!! I think you should make a clothing catalog just using your family!!! It would be great!

Shaun & Denise May 5, 2008 at 7:15 PM  

nice job dad u did a great job

Jef May 5, 2008 at 9:21 PM  

Excellent work Shaun. Now all you need to do is go into photoshop and remove the guardrail...lol.

Are you guys serious about moving into an old school house? I'm excited to come visit if so.

Gail September 7, 2008 at 10:58 AM  


Dear Family -- We are creating a web page for the bridge you visited. If you want to put a link on your web page, here it is! Great pix. We will put your link on our page.