The Jordan Covered Bridge - Stayton, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 47.921 W 122° 47.163
10T E 516921 N 4960608
Quick Description: Historic marker at the site of the relocated Jordan Bridge
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 4/10/2014 7:19:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMKG3K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker describes the efforts made to dismantle, move, and reassemble the Jordan Covered Bridge to this location. Later, the bridge burned down and a replica was built (described on a adjacent marker). The text of the marker reads:

THE JORDAN COVERED BRIDGE

         BUILT IN 1937 OVER THOMAS CREEK, LINN
COUNTY, IT WAS DISMANTLED IN 1985 AND
STORED IN STAYTON.
         IN 1986, THE MARINE CORPS AGREED TO
HELP AND THIS LOCATION WAS CHOSEN.
REPLACING DETERIORATED WOOD AS THEY WENT,
JORDAN BRIDGE COMPANY VOLUNTEERS AND THE
MARINES REASSEMBLED THE BRIDGE. THE SHAKE
ROOF AND THE ROUNDED PORTALS REFLECT THE
ORIGINAL CONSTRUCTION.
         THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-SIZE COVERED
BRIDGE IN OREGON TO BE DISMANTLED, MOVED, AND
REASSEMBLED. THE PROJECT RECEIVED AN AWARD
FROM THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
AND THE COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION.

JUNE 1988


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Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Willamette Valley

County: Marion

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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