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Wimer, Oregon
Wimer Bridge over Evans Creek
Wimer Bridge over Evans Creek
Country United States
State Oregon
County Jackson
1,125 ft (343 m)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
Coordinates and elevation from Geographic Names Information System

Wimer is an unincorporated community in Jackson County, in the U.S. state of Oregon. Wimer lies along Evans Creek north of the city of Rogue River.

The community was named for a relative of William Wimer, who edited a newspaper in Grants Pass in 1886–87. Grants Pass is about 12 miles (19 km) from Wimer. William Wimer was also said to have helped establish a post office in Wimer, which remained open until 1909. Simon E. Simpkins was the first postmaster.

Wimer Bridge is a covered bridge that crosses Evans Creek in Wimer. It replaced a 1927 version of the bridge that collapsed into the creek in 2003. In 2008, with the help of federal funds and local labor, the bridge was replaced with a look-alike using stronger materials. The one-way bridge, still 17 feet (5.2 m) wide, as was the original, has a load limit of 10 tons. This version of the bridge opened to traffic in February 2008.

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