The Mary White Bridge – the original – built in 1929 and torn down 1964. PHOTO COURTESY OF COTTAGE GROVE MUSEUM
A story on the Dorena Covered Bridge, which appeared in this column, prompted a reader to contact me and share a treasure. The gift was a complete set of note cards showing Oregon’s covered bridges by the late Catharine Pratt Filmer, better known as “The Covered Bridge Lady.” Contained in the box are sets of cards organized by location. The first card in each set is a tour map showing the bridges’ locations, followed by . . .