The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Community Submission 

Community invited to Swing the Bridge benefit


March 22, 2018

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If you have ever spent time in Cottage Grove as either a resident or a visitor, chances are extraordinarily high that you have had the wonderful experience of crossing the Coast Fork of the Willamette River by the quirky, iconic, and much-loved Swinging Bridge.

This storied town treasure has been in the same general location for almost 120 years. Cottage Grove's first druggist, Polk Currin, built a trestle bridge at the turn of the century to give access from his residence on the west side of the river to Currin Park on the east side. That bridge lasted 20 years and when came time to rebuil...

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