Thursday, September 15, 2016
Gallon House Bridge
The first bridge on the list for the weekend was the Gallon House Bridge in Marion County Oregon. It is a wooden covered bridge spanning Abiqua Creek and was built in 1916. According to a sign just to the left of the bridge, it is Oregon's oldest operational covered bridge in service today. The 84-foot long bridge got its name when it was used as a meeting place for bootleggers and moonshiners during prohibition.
Since the weather wasn't exactly great for photography, I had to work around the harsh light and cloudless sky to try to get some decent photos of all of the bridges on this trip. It took a little work to even out the harsh shadows in all of the photos you are going to see here, but hopefully they still managed to make the bridges look as good as possible for the conditions. One option was to shoot this bridge in IR ... but unfortunately I made a novice mistake on this trip, and not only forgot to charge the battery in my IR camera, I also didn't bring the charger with me..... so needless to say, this was the only IR shot I got the entire weekend. I'm still kicking myself for that stupid mistake. *sigh*
Gallon House Bridge is about 2 miles north-northwest of the city of Silverton, just west of Oregon Route 214 on Gallon House Road.