"The General" Bridge
Bridge being demolished
This is a frame from the movie "The General" showing the moment the bridge was destroyed. It is at 1:08:24 in the YouTube copy of the film.
Frame from "The General" filmed in 1926
View this photo at youtube.com
BH Photo #324654
"The General" movie, starring Buster Keaton
The climactic scene where the bridge is destroyed begins at 1:07:06. However, the whole film is worth watching, regarded as one of the greatest movies ever made.
Video posted by Roger Deschner
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The bridge was part of what was the most expensive shot of the silent film era. The scene cost $42,000 to prepare for in 1926, equivalent to $550,955.53 in today's (2015) money.
- Lost Timber stringer bridge over Row River on Film Railroad
- Cottage Grove, Lane County, Oregon
- Built & Demolished in July 23, 1926 as part of the filming of the Buster Keaton silent film "The General"
- Timber stringer
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.79335, -122.98999 (decimal degrees)
43°47'36" N, 122°59'24" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/500805/4848921 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Dorena Lake
- Inventory number
- BH 67586 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- May 15, 2015: New video from Roger Deschner
- May 15, 2015: Added by Luke