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Cecille Kennedy
Chitwood, Oregon
03:40 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon. 15mm

Post-processing Details:

crop tightly in Photoshop, slight enhance in Franzis 8Pro and Photoshop

Image Details:

Still passable by motorized traffic, the 96 feet long Chitwood Covered Bridge over the Yaquina River was built in 1926 and was reconstructed in 1984 with historic accuracy. The simple structure of flared sides and semi-elliptical portal arches, as well as the barn red color, are characteristics of the four covered bridges in Lincoln County, Oregon.
Covered wooden bridges once dotted the landscape of the United States, numbering14,000 at one time, as reported in the
Federal Highway Administration’s Covered Bridge Manual (Pierce and others 2005). Today only 800 covered bridges remain in
the country, having survived hundreds of years largely as a result of the roof structure that kept the bridge timbers dry.