Yarnell Covered Bridge over the Mohawk River, in Lane County, Oregon, 1945
This is Yarnell Covered Bridge in Lane County as seen in 1945. The wooden bridge was built northeast of Eugene in 1916. This bridge contained an old sign above the entrance read: "1916 x 172 W 17 x 1916 $10 to $100 fine for riding faster than a walk or for driving across more then 20 heads of cattle, horses or mules AT ONE TIME." The first 4 numbers are 1916, which is the year of construction. The next set of numbers, "17 2x17" is the location, T17S R2W S17. This is the township, range and section location of the Yarnell Bridge. It was a 100-foot Howe truss, built by G.W. Breeding. The bridge lasted until 1958.
Lane County, Oregon; Yarnell Covered Bridge; Mohawk River
3.0 in. W x 3.9 in. H
Salem Public Library
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Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon