J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge

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    South River Rd & Madison Ave
    Cottage Grove OR 97424
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Swinging Bridge is another point-of-interest for bridge enthusiasts, located just a half-mile upstream from Centennial Covered Bridge near Prospector Park. This wooden and steel cable suspension bridge spans the Coast Fork of the Willamette River as it passes through town. The original bridge was built in 1965 for children crossing the creek for school. Since then the bridge has been rebuilt four times. Earlier generations of the bridge swung side-to-side (thus earning the name "swinging" bridge) but the current bridge does not. The bridge was overhauled in the fall of 2019, re-opening for pedestrian traffic after a three year safety and restoration project. "J. Polk Currin" was added to the bridge name in honor of the Currin family's long history in the area - however, no descendants of the Currin family remain in the community.

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