Lower Oswego Creek Bridge
Mary Goodall, Oregon's Iron Dream, (1958, p. 76)
By 1911 the truss bridge, pictured here, was covered with a roof and wails for protection from the elements and remained in use until the concrete Pacific Highway Bridge of 1920 was completed. Thereafter the covered bridge was used by those on foot until it rotted and collapsed in the 1930s. Following World War II a replacement was built and used until 1975 when it became unstable and was removed by the National Guard. The bridge you now see was erected by the City of Lake Oswego and beckons you to stroll along the banks of the Willamette.
Erected 2010 by Oswego Heritage Council.
Location. 45° 24.629′ N, 122° 39.645′ W. Marker is in Lake Oswego, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is on Old River Road east of Green Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salamander (within shouting distance of this marker); the man from k̓ašxəʼkšix returned with eels to feed his people (within shouting distance of this marker); Green Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Lakewood School - 1928 (approx. ¼ mile away); Murphy Real Estate Building - 1940 (approx. 0.4 miles away); Willamette Falls Locks (approx. 4.4 miles away); Willamette Falls (approx. 4.4 miles away); Joseph L. Meek (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Oswego.
More about this marker. The bridge is found at the south end of the lower parking lot in George Rogers Park.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 9, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.