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Address: Scio, OR

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One of two red covered bridges in Oregon

Dates only from 1969 so it's not as old as the others that usually date to the late 1930s. Great pictures and history. Be careful. It's one of the few with an active two way road... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2015
Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Dates only from 1969 so it's not as old as the others that usually date to the late 1930s. Great pictures and history. Be careful. It's one of the few with an active two way road. Most of the others are single lane bridges with less traffic. Definitely worth the trip.

Thank garlec
Canastota, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Just one of the beautiful covered bridges on the self-guided tour near Scio. Gorgeous countryside and each bridge has a unique character all its own.

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Raleigh, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2013

We made a point to visit this covered bridge because it is the only red covered one in the area. There isn't a good place to park around it and there are a lot of no trespassing signs on the lawns nearby. There was also a good amount of traffic driving on the bridge while we were there so be... More 

Thank Noa N
Scio, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is only 1 of 5 covered bridges in the Scio zip code. Its been in a few movies over the years. It is kind of unique as its a red bridge all others that i have seen anywhere are white.

Thank Holly W
BC, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

I took pictures of the bridge while my wife went to the little gift shop just to the north (not connected to the bridge it just happens to be close). Lots of funky, arty stuff that you don't find in regular tourist shops. The bridge was my favourite (I visited 8 covered bridges in Oregon).

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

We drove through the area viewing covered bridges. Houses were constructed over the timber trusses of the bridges to protect them from the damp western Oregon climate. Shimanek Bridge is one of 50 covered bridges in Oregon open to vehicular traffic and was built in 1966. The red 130 foot bridge features a Howe truss design and spans Thomas Creek... More 

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