Lowell in Lane County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
Touring the Past
Oregon's bridge building tradition dates back to the 1850s, and lasted well into the 20th century, long after these rustic structures were relics elsewhere. By 1925, there were approximately 450 covered bridges along Oregon's highways and country roads, and the state's highway department supplied covered bridge designs to local agencies until the 1950s. Currently, Oregon has more than 50 publicly accessible covered bridges, 45 of which are historic truss-type bridges. Today, new vehicular covered bridges are generally built to replace existing older covered bridges—thus ending a grand era.
Lane County was one of the most prolific bridge-building counties in Oregon, and today it has more covered bridges than any others county, sixteen of which are on the National Register of Historic Places. Begin your tour of covered bridges here.
Location. 43° 54.593′ N, 122° 46.783′ W. Marker Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lowell OR 97452, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lowell Covered Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Building a Bridge (about 300 feet away); Frontier Life (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Frontier Life (about 300 feet away); Lowell Prospers (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Lowell Prospers (about 300 feet away); Elijah Bristow (approx. 8.7 miles away); Bristow Monument (approx. 8.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lowell.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 18, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.