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McDonald Covered Bridge 37-10-01x

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McDonald Covered Bridge at the Inlet of Loon Lake in Douglas County

Photo by Ben Maxwell

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4828

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #169385

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Description 

The McDonald Covered Bridge was on the Loon Lake Inlet in Douglas County, about 12 miles south of Scottsburg. This bridge was built in 1932 and lasted in to the 1960s. It was a 60-foot Howe truss. The World Guide Number was 37-10-01. Location was T24S R9W S6. This bridge and many others were built by Douglas County bridge builder, Floyd C. Frear.

(Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library)

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered Howe through truss bridge over Lake Creek on Elk Ridge Road
Location
Douglas County, Oregon
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1932, Replaced 1970
Builder
- Floyd C. Frear (County Engineer)
Design
The McDonald Bridge was a 60-foot housed timber Howe truss.
Dimensions
Span length: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Also called
Loon Lake Inlet Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.57095, -123.83170   (decimal degrees)
43°34'15" N, 123°49'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/432840/4824556 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Loon Lake
Inventory numbers
WGCB 37-10-01x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 45601 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 8, 2010: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com