Rock O' the Range Bridge facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRock O' the Range Bridge
|Maintained by||Local Homeowners|
|Total length||42 feet (13 m)|
|Clearance above||12.3 feet (3.7 m)|
|Constructed by||Maurice Olson|
Rock O' the Range Bridge
|Nearest city||Bend, Oregon|
|Architectural style||King Post Truss|
|MPS||Oregon Covered Bridges TR|
|NRHP reference No.||79002054|
|Added to NRHP||29 November 1979|
The Rock O' the Range Bridge, also called the Swalley Canal Bridge, is a bridge located north of Bend, Oregon, U.S., on a street adjacent to U.S. Route 97. It is the only covered span in the state of Oregon on the east side of the Cascade Range. It is also one of very few privately owned covered bridges in Oregon.
William Bowen, a proprietor of land north of Bend, was forced to build an access road across the Swalley Canal to access his property. His bridge was inspired by the Goodpasture Bridge in Lane County. Bowen hired Maurice Olson to build the bridge; it was finished in 1963 for $4500 ($39,830 in 2023).
High loads have damaged the portal boards and roof braces, due to an unusually short 9-foot (270 cm) clearance.
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