Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge
Connects Riverfront Park to Minto-Brown Island
In Salem, Oregon

The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge and Trail is the last critical link in connecting 1,300 acres of parks and more than 30 miles of off-street trails between south Salem, downtown, and West Salem. When combined, this acreage is larger than New York City's Central Park. [from city of Salem website]
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Early Bridge
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In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 08:29:09 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The bridge as it looked early in the morning just a couple hours shy of a total eclipse.


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The Sign
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
A United States City external link
(Date Photographed: 08:29:31 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The sign describing the bridge was on a pedestal near its Riverfront Park entrance. That sign read, in part,

Peter Courtney
Minto Island Bridge
Opened by
Mayor Chuck Bennett
on August 2, 2017

Note that the bridge opened just two weeks before the total eclipse.


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Footbridge
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
A United States City external link
(Date Photographed: 08:29:44 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The bridge was a footbridge and bicycle bridge that connected Riverfront Park (this side) with Minto-Brown Park (the far side).


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Suspension Arches
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
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In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 08:29:57 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The two suspension arches leaned outward at their tops.


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Cables Attached
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 08:30:39 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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A detail shot of the manner in which the cables attached to one of the arches. They bolted to a metal flange.


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The Railing
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 08:30:41 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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A metal railing with cables strung below provided safety for those walking over the bridge.


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Path Underneath
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
A United States City external link
(Date Photographed: 08:34:36 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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A path ran underneath the bridge on the Riverfront Park side.


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Ribbed Under Part
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 08:35:03 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The under part of the suspension bridge was ribbed to reduce weight.


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Minto-Brown Park End
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Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
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(Date Photographed: 11:07:54 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The Minto-Brown Park end of the bridge bulbed out to form two sitting areas.


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Bridge In Distance
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Peter Courtney external link Minto Island Bridge external link
Connects Riverfront Park external link to Minto-Brown Park external link
Parks external link
In Salem, Oregon external link
A United States City external link
(Date Photographed: 11:21:11 Monday 21 August 2017)
(Date Published: Monday 11 September 2017)
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The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge as viewed from far down the path into Minto-Brown Park. In the distance, just beyond the bridge, was downtown Salem, Oregon.


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