Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Roseburg to Myrtle Point Part 3

We took Hwy 42 to the coast and decided that we don't want to take that road again altho beautiful, but busy, more curvy and narrower. So here are some photos i shot along the way.Logging trucks were plentiful this time, that was good, as there are some mills still working, wonder which mill this load was going too.
This portion of the road as you can see has lots of fog, didn't last long which was good
Here is a view of the replanting that they did, will be nice when all the trees grow up again. Click on photos for better viewing.
I love covered bridges but missed which this one was, so i could look it up.Ok found the name of the bridge from my friend Sandy so here is information on that bridge

From Roseburg travel west on Highway 42 approximately 31 miles to Remote. Sandy Creek Bridge is on the north side of Highway 42, 1/4 mile west of the Remote exit.

The Sandy Creek covered bridge carried traffic on Oregon Highway 42 until it was bypassed in 1949.
The 60-foot span was considered short in comparison to other covered bridges built on Oregon highways.

The bridge is strengthened by two crossed Howe truss members on each chord, a rarity in short covered bridges.

An additional aspect of the bridge is the use of large-framed windows on both sides of the structure, maximizing the illumination of the bridge interior.

In late 1981, a plan was developed to make a park at the bridge and use the old wooden structure as a covered picnic site. The Myrtle Point Lions Club adopted the bridge as a major project.

Work at the site began in 1982 and included a new roof, replacing boards and structural pieces, clearing brush and applying a coat of white paint. The park was dedicated in 1984 and now includes a tourist information center at the bridge site.

The nearby community of Remote received its name, it is believed, due to its geographic isolation.

The fall colors are just spectacular don't you think?
Abandoned old homes seemed to be a lot on the stretch of the road
And here is an old barn, which also seems to be abandoned.If barns and houses could talk what would they tell us? Was it a happy family or a sad one? I guess we will never know. A mystery in lost in time
Another house i found interesting, not sure if it was empty or not, but i thought the palm tree seemed a bit out of place in a area like here.But surviving

Myrtle Point is a city located in Coos County, Oregon. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,451.

I didn't know there was a logging museum there, click here is there website which when i clicked on said under construction so keep checking back


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