This covered bridge is in Marion County in Oregon between the cities of Silverton and Mt. Angel. So named because many years back Mt. Angel was a "wet town and Silverton was "dry" the residents of Mt. Angel sold Gallons of distilled spirits to the residents of Silverton. They supposedly were selling the gallon jugs. Not the contents. There used... 更多
Oregon is young as history goes. The Gallon House Bridge was built when our state was only 57 years old! And now, in 2017, it has withstood over 100 years of rain, rain, rain. I'm unsure of why the sides of the bridge were closed.....to keep the 1916 cars from falling off...to keep the 1916 drivers from seeing how high... 更多
Used this location with a professional photographer for a photo shoot of my daughter. The pictures turned out so nice. This bridge is well preserved and beautiful.
As Knansea noted (22nd Dec., 2015) "No signs." Some suggest that you consult your GPS. We tried... and failed... . We asked at a Silverton gas station, while filling. Still no joy... . We've enjoyed visiting Oregon's covered bridges. Gave up trying to find _this_ one. Is Gallon Bridge Oregon's best-kept secret?!
If a person sees covered bridges all the time, this may not impress, but for us, it was a nice side trip off of the main highway. Washed off of its foundation in the 1964 flood, it was put back on its foundation and spruced up. Next to the bridge, a farmer had put a sign on his roadside fruit... 更多
The Gallon House Bridge is located over a clear stream, with sufficient parking to get out of your car, walk around and take photos, fairly safely. The bridge construction, different from many others, is closed on the sides, although you can look down and see the water. Roses and wildflowers were in bloom at both ends of the bridge. We... 更多
As unusual as all covered bridges but that's about all you can say for it.Set in an agricultural area it certainly adds to the general ambiance.
We took several people from out of town here and they loved it! It is scenic, relaxing and uncrowded. The bridge is beautiful and the river gorgeous.