The Chronicle -

By Dana Merryday
Chronicle columnist 

Light at the end of the tunnel

 

December 20, 2018



In Cottage Grove, there was dismay and immediate inconvenience in September of 2016. A right of way that has been open for over 100 years was, without warning, boarded up, closed and posted “No Trespassing!”

For anyone who grew up in Cottage Grove it was a hard blow. The Currin Suspension Footbridge, better known by its colloquial nickname, “The Swinging Bridge” was declared unsafe due to rot in the supporting towers. The current bridge towers support the cables that hold up the decking where people have walked, biked or ran for the last 53 years. This sudden move left a lot of fo...



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