Goodpasture Covered Bridge

by Tom July. 08, 2010 3353 views

One of the most beautiful and photographed covered bridges in the state, the Goodpasture Covered Bridge is also the second longest covered bridge in Oregon. The structure has superb architectural detailing, including 10 gothic style louvered windows on each side, false end beams, semi-elliptical portals, and a 165 foot housed Howe truss.

Lane County spent $13,154 constructing the bridge in 1938 and it was named for the pioneer Goodpasture family, who settled near the town of Vida.

Increased traffic weakened the bridge and in 1987, County officials decided to rehabilitate it instead of bypassing it. Lane County spent $750,000 to complete work on the bridge, road, approaches, and wing wall. Today many tourists gather to see the Christmas decorations that routinely adorn the bridge during the Christmas season.

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Christa 9 years, 8 months ago

Like Cristina, my first thought when I saw this post went to the mentionned film. Lovely bridges!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paul 9 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic Tom!!!! Briliant shots...#2 and #6 are very good.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson 9 years, 8 months ago

Excellent shots of this beautiful structure - great angles, especially #5.
Thanks for liking my daylily post!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Ricardo 9 years, 8 months ago

yea!
I agree with Marsha, you really could get here some really good angles ;)

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Marsha 9 years, 8 months ago

Oh, how lovely!!! You REALLY got some great angles....great set, Tom!

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 9 years, 8 months ago

Wonderful post! Love these bridges! Hope you'll revisit and take photos at Christmas time.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Walter 9 years, 8 months ago

Great shots and info! :-)

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Art Bee 9 years, 8 months ago

This is so interesting! Excellent shots of a well constructed covered bridge. There are so few of them around now, most of them get torn down. I'm happy to see this county has put some money into reconstruction. It certainly was money well spent indeed! Great post Tom!

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Liz M 9 years, 8 months ago

That's really interesting and the bridge is indeed beautiful.The money was well spent.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jet28 9 years, 8 months ago

How interesting - love the variety of angles :-)

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Mel 9 years, 8 months ago

The last shot is an absolute beauty.

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Gonia 9 years, 8 months ago

great place Tom! super done bridge!I like it very much.

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Carolinesimone 9 years, 8 months ago

really nice angles.... I could live on that bridge

9 years, 8 months ago Edited
Dorothe 9 years, 8 months ago

I love covered bridges, great set sep. #1!

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