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Earnest Bridge

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In Oregon, a bicycle is legally considered a vehicle, and the same Oregon road laws apply. Please “be seen” and practice safe riding. Vehicle traffic, farm equipment and narrow shoulders exist on many Oregon roads, and you may find that construction projects, traffic or other events may cause road conditions or signage to differ from the map results, ride descriptions and directions. For travel options plus weather and road conditions, visit, call 511 (in Oregon only), 800.977.6368 or 503.588.2941. Routes listed on this website are for informational purposes and intended as a reference guide only.

The original covered bridge at this location was built in 1903 by A.C. Striker and was called Adams Bridge. The bridge was replaced in 1938 by Lane County for a cost of $2,449, and was renamed after a longtime local resident. A standard Lane County design element can be seen represented in this bridge: a small hooded opening on one elevation of the bridge for improved motorist visibility. The Earnest Bridge appeared in the movie Shenandoah, filmed in the Mohawk Valley during the mid-1960s. The movie company altered the bridge to reflect Civil War architecture, and then restored it back to the original condition in 1965. River: Mohawk River Length: 75 feet (23 m) Year Constructed: 1938 Nearest Town: Marcola Located on Paschelke Road just off Marcola Road near Marcola.


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