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Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 20 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

For the next few weeks we are going on a tour of some of the wonderful covered bridges that can be found in Oregon. Cottage Grove is also known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon. Seven covered bridges are located in or around Cottage Grove. The only existing covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi River, the National Register of Historic Places-listed Chambers Railroad Bridge is located in Cottage Grove. The City of Cottage Grove has secured ownership of the Chambers Railroad Bridge and is seeking funding to restore it.

PENTAX K200D 1/500 second F/8.0 ISO 100 57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Barbara from Florida, United States

Interesting, I never knew there were covered bridges in Oregon. That's a very impressive mural.

20 Feb 2011 5:11am

@Barbara: Thank you very much Barbara! Yes, Oregon has the largest collection of covered bridges in the West and one of the largest in the nation..... ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Great intro shot Eric! I love covered bridges and did a series on some of the covered bridges in California last year. I eagerly await your series.

20 Feb 2011 5:12am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! I remember your series and I am hoping it is up to your standards! ;-)

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A very nice mural

20 Feb 2011 6:22am

@Calusarus: Thank you very much Fred! ;-)

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

I'll be looking forward to this series. :-)

20 Feb 2011 6:42am

@DULCIE: Thank you very much Dulcie! Hopefully I will be up to your standards...... ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like cover bridges. I wait for your shots !

20 Feb 2011 6:53am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! I hope my humble effort is up to your standards...... ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Great! I will enjoy them, I love covered bridges in USA

20 Feb 2011 7:13am

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

Steve Rice did plenty of these bridges....I'll be happy to see them through your eyes :-))

20 Feb 2011 7:54am

@Veronique: I have not seen Steve Rice's series on covered bridges as yet! Hopefully my humble efforts wil measure up in your eyes...... ;-)

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Woww let mi see!!!! :) Havea nice day!

20 Feb 2011 8:08am

@Lalena: Thank you very much Lalena! ;-)

Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Bravo Eric encore un joli coup d'oeil !! j'aime beaucoup !!
Bon dimanche à toi et ta famille

20 Feb 2011 8:44am

@Wolfen: Merci beacuoup Wolfen! ;-))

PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid 5****

20 Feb 2011 9:17am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! You are very kind! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I'm sure it will be an interesting series. Have a nice sunday

20 Feb 2011 9:39am

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! I look forward to your honest assessment at the end of the series..... ;-)

tataray from france, France

Très joli graphisme.)
Bravo à l'artiste .
Belle capture.

20 Feb 2011 10:27am

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Tataray! ;-)

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

cool!

20 Feb 2011 10:57am

@Elena Kotrotsou: Thank you very much Elena! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks like an interesting ride, I don't know the history of covered bridges, I'll have to Google them to find out why they were made that way in the first place. Cannot think of any off hand in the UK.

20 Feb 2011 11:05am

@Curly: THank you very much Curly! I am sure there are covered bridges in the UK and the rest of Europe also! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Should be a great tour. Look forward to the series!

20 Feb 2011 11:22am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! I will do my best........ ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Voila une jolie façon de souhaiter la bienvenue ! belle image !

20 Feb 2011 11:41am

@Laur: Merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Ioanaz from Bucharest, Romania

great presentation of this place! the 3D painting is very beautiful!

20 Feb 2011 12:12pm

@Ioanaz: Thank you very much Ioana! ;-)

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Interesting wall painting.

20 Feb 2011 12:40pm

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Dagilmar! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb capture ! Wonderful light and colors !

20 Feb 2011 3:37pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Sounds very promising this trip! :) It already starts very nice with this picture!

20 Feb 2011 4:14pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! I am glad to have you along for the ride! ;-)

cristoF from montbéliard, France

wouaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa doués les peintres.
belle photo éric..

20 Feb 2011 4:53pm

@cristoF: Merci beaucoup Cristof! ;-)

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful colours! Great artwork!
I know I will enjoy this series.

20 Feb 2011 6:07pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! I will do what I can to meet your high standards....... ;-)

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Covered bridges ? It interest me. I wait for your photos. Nice colours.

20 Feb 2011 6:47pm

@Tomek: Thank you very much Tomek! ;-)

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

lovely colourful shot

20 Feb 2011 8:04pm

@Graham Russon: Thank you very much Graham! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful colours and light. The tree is great. Nice composition, Like it. Look forward to this series from you, Eric! :)

20 Feb 2011 11:10pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! I will do my best to please....... ;-)

Nina from Chester County, United States

Looking forward to it! Nice colors here.

21 Feb 2011 12:28am

@Nina: Thank you very much Nina! I will do my best to meet your high standards! ;-)

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great capture !

21 Feb 2011 1:08am

@DowsherVision: THank you very much DowsherVision! ;-)

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

This looks intriguing ... can't wait for more.

21 Feb 2011 1:46am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! ;-)

Satvik from United States

Beautiful capture Eric ! thanks for the interesting information

21 Feb 2011 2:00am

@Satvik: Thank you very much Satvik! ;-)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Love covered bridges so I can't wait to see what you get.

21 Feb 2011 3:24am

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: THank you very much Kristen! I hope I can keep up to your high standards..... ;-)

Marie from FRESNES, France

jolis, ces murs. Bel endroit.

21 Feb 2011 2:03pm

@Marie: Merci beaucoup Marie! ;-)

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Great capture and that's a very sweet beautiful mural...looks a very interesting place, thanks for the information, Eric! :)

22 Feb 2011 11:58am

@Anne: Thank you very much Anne! ;-)

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Not high standards, I just like covered bridges. Having family in Indiana where there are a lot of covered bridges has developed in me a fondness for them ;)

22 Feb 2011 1:49pm

@¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨: THank you very much Kristen! Hope you enjoy! ;-))

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

you can see some here http://steveinjapan.aminus3.com/tag/covered-bridge/ or under architecture. They musn't be tagged properly I suppose because he did far more of them

23 Feb 2011 8:20am

@Veronique: Thank you very much Veronique! I have taken a look at Steve's archive and we will be seeing some of the same bridges again. Hope you enjoy! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

I love those old covered bridges..i,m following you...

25 Feb 2011 4:26pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! Hope you enjoy the ride..... ;-)

Photographs by M.E. from San Francisco, United States

what wonderful series - I had the pleasure of beginning from the end... I enjoyed all of them A LOT! Thank you.

28 Feb 2011 2:56pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! Glad to hear you are enjoying the series.....still a few more bridges to go! ;-)

PENTAX K200D
1/500 second
F/8.0
ISO 100
57 mm (35mm equiv.)

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