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Gallon House Bridge

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Address: Silverton, OR

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A sweet stop on a bicycle trip

If a person sees covered bridges all the time, this may not impress, but for us, it was a nice side trip off of the main highway. Washed off of its foundation in the 1964 flood... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
kayaklady2
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Washington State
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Used this location with a professional photographer for a photo shoot of my daughter. The pictures turned out so nice. This bridge is well preserved and beautiful.

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Thank Kelly A
Bunbury, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As Knansea noted (22nd Dec., 2015) "No signs." Some suggest that you consult your GPS. We tried... and failed... . We asked at a Silverton gas station, while filling. Still no joy... . We've enjoyed visiting Oregon's covered bridges. Gave up trying to find _this_ one. Is Gallon Bridge Oregon's best-kept secret?!

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Thank ozcan1
Washington State
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

If a person sees covered bridges all the time, this may not impress, but for us, it was a nice side trip off of the main highway. Washed off of its foundation in the 1964 flood, it was put back on its foundation and spruced up. Next to the bridge, a farmer had put a sign on his roadside fruit... More 

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Thank kayaklady2
Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This historical Marion County bridge between Silverton & Mt. Angel is celebrating 100 years of history in 2016; it is the oldest continuous-use covered bridge in Oregon, and has survived multiple flooding incidents over the years, and has been beautifully maintained by Marion County Public Works. At an anniversary celebration in May, a very nice kiosk was installed outlining the... More 

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Thank normengl
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a charming little white covered bridge! Make a little detour to drive through it. If you're lucky there might bee a little honor system fruitstand operating on the east side; there was no fruit the day we passed through.

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Thank Gabriela P
Salem, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Gallon House Bridge is located over a clear stream, with sufficient parking to get out of your car, walk around and take photos, fairly safely. The bridge construction, different from many others, is closed on the sides, although you can look down and see the water. Roses and wildflowers were in bloom at both ends of the bridge. We... More 

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Thank Marilee F
Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

As unusual as all covered bridges but that's about all you can say for it.Set in an agricultural area it certainly adds to the general ambiance.

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Prineville, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Named after the fact that locals could pick up a gallon of moonshine during prohibition. Bridge is well maintained and very photogenic.

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

We took several people from out of town here and they loved it! It is scenic, relaxing and uncrowded. The bridge is beautiful and the river gorgeous.

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Thank Susann M
Ashland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This is worth searching for. Set your GPS to find it. Really beautiful setting on a country road. You can even cross the bridge by car and/or foot.

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