Pengra Covered Bridge over Fall Creek near Jasper in Lane County, Oregon, 1957
This is Pengra Covered Bridge, located 4 miles southeast of Jasper, in Lane County, Oregon. The bridge is 120 feet in length. It was erected in 1938 and named after an early pioneer. The bottom chords of the Howe truss are some of the longest timbers cut for a covered bridge. Those timbers are 18 inches thick and the logs had to be hand hewn. According to Ole Haldorson, Lane County bridge supervisor, it took workers a day or more to hand hew each of the four chords for the truss. The bridge was closed to traffic during the 1980s and early portion of the 1990s, but was later restored. It spans Fall Creek, and the World Guide # is 37-20-15.
Lane County, Oregon; Pengra bridge; covered bridge; Fall Creek; Jasper
3.0 in. H x 4.0 in. W
Salem Public Library
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Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon.