Saturday, June 26, 2010

The Oregon Creek Covered Bridge 1860


This old bridge is a cool ... I discovered it about five years ago on my way home from Sierra City on hi-way 49 ... We were looking for a place to cool off and found Oregon Creek ... Oregon Creek runs into the Yuba River which is displayed beautifully to travelers along Hi-way 49 ...
 
This place is one of the warmest mountain river swimming holes that I have ever found ... Seriously , The water is like 75 or 80 degrees in August ...
We have been stopping there on our way home from vacation ever since we found it !  The Oregon Bridge was built in 1860 and was originally built in a different position than the one it is currently in today ...
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You see this bridge was once washed far down stream in a massive surge of the river and was actually brought back up stream by Oxen and block and tackle to its original position ... However , when they placed it back they set it with the ends reversed ...

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