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Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge #1

Posted by Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 28 March 2011 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Prior to 1986, the Jordan Bridge spanned Thomas Creek in neighboring Linn County several miles east of Scio. The original bridge location had once been the site for a dam, a cheese factory, two mills and a general store.

Pentax K200D 1/250 second F/8.0 ISO 100 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Very beautiful bridge and fantastic photo!

28 Mar 2011 5:09am

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

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very attractive this one in the setting of greenery and flowers

28 Mar 2011 5:58am

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely bridge and surrounding.. excellent shot.

28 Mar 2011 7:40am

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

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

celui-ci semble être une pièce de musée !

28 Mar 2011 7:58am

@Veronique: Merci beaucoup Veronique! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

In Catalan we say: Al pot petit hi ha la millor confitura (In the small jar there is the best jam). I'd say the same for this small bridge. Really cute.

28 Mar 2011 8:01am

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

missparis from PARIS, France

I really like very much this series

28 Mar 2011 9:22am

@missparis: Thank you very much Veronique! I am glad you are enjoying the series! ;-)

Franz from Baden, Austria

a small, squat and very appealing construction again! looks extremely stable!

28 Mar 2011 10:54am

@Franz: Thank you very much Franz! Yes, it was built to last..... ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent framing - love the neat park-like setting!

28 Mar 2011 10:57am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! Actually it is located in a park! ;-)

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

Great PoV for this one, Eric, and another bridge saved for posterity!

28 Mar 2011 11:14am

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

k@ from Paris, France

Great light that offers cool colors here, neat.

28 Mar 2011 11:44am

@k@: Thank you very much Karine! ;-)

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

I like the cross construction. This photo promises interesting next.:-) Well done Eric!!!

28 Mar 2011 12:09pm

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

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

very pretty framing, Eric !

28 Mar 2011 12:12pm

@MARIANA: Thank you very much Mariana! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Nice POV with the entrance to the bridge and the view of the bridge construction. The white against the green is beautiful!

28 Mar 2011 12:30pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Très beau cadrage, superbe lumière! Encore un très charmant pont en bois!

28 Mar 2011 12:40pm

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

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

Very clean!

28 Mar 2011 1:18pm

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

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

this picture spells romance to M.E. I can see brides and grooms riding off to "live happily ever after"... lovely shot with the white bridge contrasted the green background!

28 Mar 2011 1:33pm

@Photographs by M.E.: Thank you very much Maria! Actually there are many wedding photos that are taken at this site...... ;-)

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is a really beautiful bridge and the park-like setting just shouts out to be visited and "picnicked-in." But what a gorgeous bridge ,,,Nice one Eric!

28 Mar 2011 2:28pm

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

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

What a beautiful bridge! I love the white against the gorgeous greens!

28 Mar 2011 2:46pm

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

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Lovely series Eric ! Thanks fro sharing. Have a great day :)

28 Mar 2011 2:47pm

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

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great framing !

28 Mar 2011 2:48pm

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

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

superb capture and composition

28 Mar 2011 3:26pm

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

PATRICK from miramas, France


28 Mar 2011 3:31pm

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

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

This shot would make a nice painting, Eric. (Are you up for it? LOL)

28 Mar 2011 3:40pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! The reason I took up photography was because I had no talent for painting... ;-))

dagilmar from Córdoba, Spain

Beautiful picture, Eric. I like this one very much.

28 Mar 2011 4:10pm

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

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Another fantastic bridge!!!

28 Mar 2011 5:44pm

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

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

Oooh I really like the side struts on this bridge!

28 Mar 2011 5:44pm

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

Bernardo from Spain

Un bonito puenta, te ha quedado muy genial.

28 Mar 2011 5:59pm

Manola from Bassens, France

oh! it's beautiful and well maintained .. I love !!;-)

28 Mar 2011 6:05pm

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

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

You truly have a photo-book of all these bridges in the making.

28 Mar 2011 7:23pm

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

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

I like your PoV on this one !

28 Mar 2011 7:48pm

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

Alivia from Saint-Etienne, France

I think it's my favorite, it reminds me of "The Bridges of Madison County" with Clint Eastwoood, it has the charm of this place that has done so much to dream of women! The light is excellent and the white wood so well on the spring green background.

28 Mar 2011 8:28pm

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

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Nice and tidy ! great shot !

28 Mar 2011 8:33pm

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

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That open sided design yields striking photos. I'm not sure how well it protected the trusses from weather but it looks really nice.

28 Mar 2011 10:18pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! I think you are right.....good looking but not very practical.... ;-)

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Very cool image,as always! Thanks for the info once again!

28 Mar 2011 11:29pm

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

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

And, you're starting your book on covered bridges........ when? :)
This one's a beauty.

29 Mar 2011 1:52am

@Barbara Kile: Thank you very much Barbara and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! A book is still a ways off as this is only a small number of the bridges available.... ;-)

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I really like the exposed struts of this bridge.

29 Mar 2011 1:57am

@Ralph Jones: Thank you very much Ralph! ;-)

Satvik from Far far away, United States

Great capture Eric, beautiful lighting and colors !

29 Mar 2011 2:05am

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

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

Eric, I am doing a specialist in bridge, at first all seemed the same but now I see that each has its charm and I learned to observe. I send you a big kiss. Alejandra

29 Mar 2011 2:51am

@AMH: Thank you very much Alejandra! I am glad you enjoyed it! ;-)

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Another bridge with a view....Lovely structure and your framing really shows its old charms...

29 Mar 2011 6:17am

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

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Bridge and surroundings look all so charming...nice.......

30 Mar 2011 3:37pm

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