DESCRIPTION: This covered railroad bridge on the Oregon Pacific rail line was photographed in Marion County on April 22, 1949. It was located at Detroit where it spanned the Breitenbush River. The bridge number was #744-21. Note that the bridge does not exhibit the normal type of roof, but this techique does keep the vital truss members dry. Also, note the barrel on the left side of the entrance. This would contain water or sand to help extinquish a fire. Most of the rails of the rail line were covered by the water of Detroit Lake after the dam was completed.
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