Friends with bicycles gather and are staring up into a covered bridge

covered bridges

There’s just something about a covered bridge that tugs at the heartstrings, calling to a bygone era when life was simpler (oh, the sheer romance of it all). These roadway treasures were crafted by early Oregonians out of nearby trees to protect the wooden trusses from the weather, increasing the life span from 10 years to 80 or more. As you cruise the roads less traveled in the Willamette Valley, don’t be surprised to spot one around the next curve. Of course, you can find self-guided tours to lead you there, too. 

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