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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

The Swinging Bridge is coming down


July 4, 2019

Dana Merryday/The Creswell Chronicle

Volunteers have worked for three years to restore the bridge

While it is a bit sad to see something that has been standing since 1965 slowly coming apart, the promise of what is to come tempers that feeling.

Crews from Hamilton Construction Company moved in their equipment last Monday and began to prepare the site for the removal of the existing pedestrian footbridge that spans the Coast Fork of the Willamette.

This is exciting news in Cottage Grove. Anyone raised here is sure to have some stories connected to this historic river crossing known lovingly as the Swinging Bridge. Generations of townspeople have used this route to get to school, deliver...

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