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Weddle Covered Bridge #1

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 16 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Weddle Covered Bridge is a typical example of Linn County’s open-sided covered bridges. Many Linn County residents believed that this bridge was lost forever when it was yanked apart by workers in October 1987. The bridge had spanned Thomas Creek for 50 years. It was bypassed in 1980 by a concrete bridge downstream, and neglected. The deteriorated bridge eventually became a safety issue, and the span was scheduled to be demolished. This action sparked protests by local covered bridge enthusiasts. As the story goes, one person chained himself to a bulldozer to prevent the bridge’s demise.

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PATRICK from miramas, France


16 Mar 2011 6:09am

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

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice!

16 Mar 2011 6:40am

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

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow! I likie this one very much, it's one of the most beautiful I have seen

16 Mar 2011 7:03am

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

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful perspective. Nice colours and light. Beautiful covered bridge. Interesting story. Love it, Eric! :)

16 Mar 2011 7:49am

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

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

The bridge looks very beautiful from this angle.

16 Mar 2011 8:06am

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

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Really surprising architecture, and plenty of charm.

16 Mar 2011 8:13am

@Gérard Beullac: Thank you very much Gerard! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Beautiful place, the bridge stand out here.

16 Mar 2011 8:16am

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

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Great shot of a beautiful place with a neat white bridge well seen..excellent, Eric!

16 Mar 2011 8:47am

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

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

That this is the one that I prefer of all those whom you showed

16 Mar 2011 9:17am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! Yes, they each have their own personalities..... ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very very beautiful !

16 Mar 2011 9:30am

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

Mary from PA, United States


16 Mar 2011 11:05am

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

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

A beautiful bridge well worth saving! Perfect angle to show the amazing pattern of beams on the side of the bridge.

16 Mar 2011 11:06am

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

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

I like this one very much ... and it seems to be one still in use ... hurray! ;D

16 Mar 2011 11:28am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Thank you very much Judy! Yes, since it was moved to the park it is still used for pedestrian traffic.... ;-)

rainboy from Nainital, India

nice shot and love the story that you told :)
good one.

16 Mar 2011 11:59am

@rainboy: Thank you very much Rainboy! ;-)

Göran from Skanör, Sweden

This point of view gives a good understanding of the construction of these covered bridges.

16 Mar 2011 12:34pm

@Göran: Thank you very much Goran! ;-)

Jen from Alpharetta, United States

This is a real beauty!

16 Mar 2011 1:03pm

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

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

ohhhh this is nice !! j'adore cette architecture ouverte et légère. Je n'en avais jamais vu des ouverts

16 Mar 2011 1:08pm

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

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

neat! dreamy POV - blue skies, verdant grassy pathway, puritan white bridge, i more than like this picture. :)

16 Mar 2011 1:18pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! ;-)

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle photo lumineuse !

16 Mar 2011 1:33pm

@Laur: Merci beaucoup Laurence! ;-)

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I really like this one - the bridge and the picture. Looks like it belongs on a travel poster.

16 Mar 2011 1:43pm

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Got love the action taken to preserve these bridges..chained to a god....lovely capture again here...seem like it was a nice day too...

16 Mar 2011 1:44pm

@StarCosmosBleu: Thank you very much Marcel! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

One of the nicest for sure! Beautiful landscape it is situated in!

16 Mar 2011 1:55pm

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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

nice composition

16 Mar 2011 2:33pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A great shot of this fine old bridge. They were doing maintenance work on it when I visited.

16 Mar 2011 2:36pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

great perspective and view of this very attractive bridge! it would have been a shame had it been demolished!

16 Mar 2011 2:38pm

@Franz: THank you very much Franz! Yes, I agreee totally..... ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Good of you to get off the road/track for this one, we get a good impression of its shape and size.

16 Mar 2011 2:50pm

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! It makes it easier when they have moved the bridge into a park...... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

A beautiful POV here, Eric - we can see the "open air" construction and the story is inspirational...great job here!

16 Mar 2011 3:19pm

@Denny Jump Photo: Thank you very much Denny! ;-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Wow, this one is beautiful. Perfect POV, Eric.

16 Mar 2011 3:24pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I like the point of view and framing ... a composition very wise! Best regards, Adela

16 Mar 2011 3:26pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Il est superbe ce pont et ton angle de prise de vue est extra!

16 Mar 2011 4:57pm

@mo.langel: Merci beaucoup Mo! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

A lovely angle here to show us the whole building... well done Eric ! Have a great day :)

16 Mar 2011 5:27pm

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

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

This one is really an elegant bridge…

16 Mar 2011 6:43pm

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

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Another beautiful bridge and amazing story behind it.

16 Mar 2011 7:09pm

@Don Levesque: Thank you very much Don! ;-)

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

Beautiful harmonious composition.

16 Mar 2011 8:01pm

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

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Great shot, nice and crisp

16 Mar 2011 8:02pm

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

Doug Hickok from Charleston, South Carolina, United States

i admire your passion for the image Eric. And your sense of humor!

16 Mar 2011 8:16pm

@Doug Hickok: Thank you very much Doug and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon.... ;-)

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

So this is the outside view?! BEAUTIFUL! I like the framing!

16 Mar 2011 11:52pm

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

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very cool image! Beautiful composition and POV, Eric! I love these rustic bridges and history!

17 Mar 2011 1:54am

@Wild Mustang Photography: Thank you very much Pam! Yes, each one of them is unique and fascinating! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Wonderful low angle shot Eric, very picturesque locale !

17 Mar 2011 3:02am

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

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wow! What an interesting story behind this proud bridge! It looks so handsome!

17 Mar 2011 1:20pm

@Japanalia: Thank you very much Gabriela! ;-)

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

This covered bridge is lovely and full of charm. It would had been a pity that it had been dismised. Great photograph, Eric.

17 Mar 2011 10:49pm

@dagilmar: Thank you very much Daniel! Yes, it is great that they were able to save this one...... ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Very good perspective of this pretty bridge. Have a nice time, Eric!

18 Mar 2011 12:06pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

1/250 second
ISO 100
42 mm (35mm equiv.)