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By Dana Merryday
Chronicle Columnist 

After 119 years, Currin's footbridge history remains unbroken


December 12, 2019

Photo provided/Greg Lee

Brownie Troop 20007 members; Friends of the Swinging Bridge member Dana Merryday; Susan Sinclair Christianson, daughter of former City Engineer Roger Sinclair; Hall McCall, former mayor and city council member (was mayor at time of 1965 bridge construction); and Cottage Grove Mayor Jeff Gowing are pictured at the ribbon cutting event.

COTTAGE GROVE – Two weeks ago on a brisk, grey Saturday morning, Cottage Grovers gathered along South River Road to celebrate.

It was a day many have been looking forward to.

Some thought it may not even happen.

Over 60 people came together for the dedication of the newest version of a town icon, the Swinging Bridge, now proclaimed the J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge by Cottage Grove City Council.

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Currin was a renaissance man and wore many hats in the city from the 1800s through the 1920s. He was the third person to graduate from what is now Oregon State University, was a pioneer...

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