Wooden Bridge
Minto-Brown Island
Salem, Oregon

A wooden bridge over a creek feeding Willamette Slough, built by Continental Custom Bridge Co., Alexandria, Montana. It was a pedestrian footbridge with a vehicle load limit of 5 tons.
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Bridge First Glimpsed
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(Date Photographed: 12:23:00 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017)
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The bridge was first glimpsed from the trail leading to the parking lot. From this angle the creek was not noticeable.


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A Caution Sign
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(Date Photographed: 12:23:55 Monday 21 August 2017)
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A sign next to the bridge read,

Caution
Bridge may
be slippery
when wet
or icy.


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Lovely Arch
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:00 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017)
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The bridge formed a lovely arch over the creek.


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Only Identifying Sign
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:13 Monday 21 August 2017)
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The only identifying sign on the bridge read,

Vehicle
Load Limit
5 Tons

Continental
Custom
Bridge Co.
Alexandria, Mn
800-328-2047


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The Creek
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:29 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017)
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The creek, over which the bridge passed, fed into Willamette Slough.


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Wooden Sides
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:34 Monday 21 August 2017)
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The wooden bridge had wooden sides that prevented people from falling into the creek.


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Chicken Wire
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:38 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017)
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Chicken wire attached to the walkway of the bridge helped to reduce the chance of slipping during wet weather.


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Metal Upright
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(Date Photographed: 12:24:59 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Tuesday 12 September 2017)
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The horizontal boards on the side of the bridge were attached to metal uprights. Despite being a wooden bridge, the structure was reinforced with steel.


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