Tygh Valley in Wasco County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Sherar's Bridge Area
Erected by Oregon Department of Transportation.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Beaver Boards marker series.
Location. 45° 15.648′ N, 121° 2.238′ W. Marker is in Tygh Valley, Oregon, in Wasco County. Marker is on Sherar's Bridge Highway (Oregon Route 216) near U.S. 197, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tygh Valley OR 97063, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tygh Valley (approx. 7.4 miles away); Schreiber Log House
More about this marker. The Sherar's Bridge is about 8 miles east of Tygh Valley.
Also see . . . Sherar's Hotel & Toll Bridge, c. 1910 - The Oregon History Project. Joseph Sherar died in 1908, and within a few years Sherar’s Bridge declined in importance following the construction of rail lines in the Deschutes canyon. In fact, this photograph depicts the railroad grade on both side of the river. Deschutes County purchased the bridge in 1912 and it thereupon became a public thoroughfare. Sherar’s original hotel had several owners before it was destroyed by fire in 1938. (Submitted on January 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 11, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.