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Cottage Grove Plays Host to Covered Bridge Conference

Published: August 07, 2017

Covered Bridge
Mosby Creek Covered Bridge, Cottage Grove 

Cottage Grove, OR — "Build it and they will come" doesn't only apply to baseball fields. From August 26-28, 2017, covered bridge aficionados from across the United States will converge on the "Covered Bridge Capital of the West." More than a few residents may be unaware of the treasure trove of covered bridges in south Lane County, but the members of the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges are keenly aware.  Over the three-day event, attendees are scheduled to view 21 bridges in Lane, Linn and Marion counties.

Learning more about the National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges is quick and easy. Their website is easy to navigate and contains information about covered bridges from coast to coast. Their Central Oregon Tour flyer contains all the information about how to join the group and learn about the history of these beautiful structures.  

Bill Caswell, Society President, noted,"While the eastern bridges were mostly designed in the late 1800’s for passenger and light commercial traffic, Oregon’s bridges were designed with logging trucks in mind and are therefore much more substantial in size than those most of us are accustomed to seeing.  In Oregon, covered bridge building also continued long after most other states had switched to steel and concrete.  The abundance of materials and experienced labor made it more economical to build bridges out of wood until the 1950’s."

The City of Cottage Grove and the Cottage Grove Chamber of Commerce are hosting a special dinner, on the Chambers Railroad Bridge, to welcome attendees who represent eleven different states. Dinner is open to the public (limited seats remain) and only costs $15! Payment is due August 16 and instructions are on the Central Oregon Tour flyer

Learn more about the Covered Bridge Capital of the west.  Visit our covered bridges page today!

Conference Contact: 
Bill Caswell, 603-478-1484, nspcb@yahoo.com

Contact Us:
Andy Vobora, Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
(541) 743-8770; (800) 547-5445; Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

 

Stephen Hoshaw, Social Media/PR Manager, Travel Lane County
(541) 743-8760; (800) 547-5445; Stephen@EugeneCascadesCoast.org


Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $672 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2016. EugeneCascadesCoast.org.

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Author: Andy Vobora

Vice-President of Stakeholder Relations, Travel Lane County
541.743.8770; 800.547.5445

Andy@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $672 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2016. EugeneCascadesCoast.org