Vern Adkison, Bridge At The Mount Pisgah Arboretum

View From Approach
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The bridge as it came into view while walking along a trail. It was a wooden bridge, over-built to last many years.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 4.46" N, 122° 58' 37.72" W   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:26 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2015
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Outriggers
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A view alongside the bridge with its triangular outriggers to prevent the bridge from wobbling side to side.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 6.59" N, 122° 58' 40.73" W   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:29 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2017
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People For Scale
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People walked over the bridge. As you can see, the bridge was a pedestrian bridge.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 7.48" N, 122° 58' 42.88" W   •  (Date Photographed: 14:58:37 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2018
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Bull Frog
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Lily pads floated on the water below the bridge. A bull frog sat on one of the lily pads, thereby creating the classic pastoral scene.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 6.83" N, 122° 58' 42.92" W   •  (Date Photographed: 14:59:03 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2019
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Lily Pad Flowers
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The lily pads under the bridge were in bloom. Their yellow flowers could be seen floating nearby.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 5.80" N, 122° 58' 43.00" W   •  (Date Photographed: 14:59:18 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2020
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Stout Eye Bolts
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Stout galvanized eye bolts held the cable taught that prevented children from falling.


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 6.62" N, 122° 58' 42.95" W   •  (Date Photographed: 15:00:28 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2024
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Bronze Plaque
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A bronze plaque was attached to the bridge. It read (in part):

Reconstruction of the
Vern Adkison Bridge
Was completed in 2013
Designed by Jonathan Stafford, AIA
Constructed by dedicated volunteers and staff with generous support and assistance from . . . .


Vern Adkison Bridge external link   •  At Mount Pisgah Arboretum external link   •  34901 Frank Parrish Rd.   •  Eugene, Oregon   •  44° 0' 6.62" N, 122° 58' 42.95" W   •  (Date Photographed: 15:00:44 Sunday 15 May 2016)   •  (Date Published: Monday 6 June 2016)   •  © 2016 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C16_2026
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