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Gallon House Bridge

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Address: Silverton, OR

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This covered bridge is in Marion County in Oregon between the cities of Silverton and Mt. Angel. So named because many years back Mt. Angel was a "wet town and Silverton was "dry... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Mt.Angel, Oregon
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Mt.Angel, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This covered bridge is in Marion County in Oregon between the cities of Silverton and Mt. Angel. So named because many years back Mt. Angel was a "wet town and Silverton was "dry" the residents of Mt. Angel sold Gallons of distilled spirits to the residents of Silverton. They supposedly were selling the gallon jugs. Not the contents. There used... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful bridge on the way to Mount Angel. Good picture taking spot during any season. There is a fruit and vegetable stand set up nearby sometimes.

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Thank ferrierka
Hubbard, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oregon is young as history goes. The Gallon House Bridge was built when our state was only 57 years old! And now, in 2017, it has withstood over 100 years of rain, rain, rain. I'm unsure of why the sides of the bridge were closed.....to keep the 1916 cars from falling off...to keep the 1916 drivers from seeing how high... More 

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Thank happytobehere73
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Used this location with a professional photographer for a photo shoot of my daughter. The pictures turned out so nice. This bridge is well preserved and beautiful.

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Thank Kelly A
Bunbury, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

As Knansea noted (22nd Dec., 2015) "No signs." Some suggest that you consult your GPS. We tried... and failed... . We asked at a Silverton gas station, while filling. Still no joy... . We've enjoyed visiting Oregon's covered bridges. Gave up trying to find _this_ one. Is Gallon Bridge Oregon's best-kept secret?!

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Thank ozcan1
Washington State
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

If a person sees covered bridges all the time, this may not impress, but for us, it was a nice side trip off of the main highway. Washed off of its foundation in the 1964 flood, it was put back on its foundation and spruced up. Next to the bridge, a farmer had put a sign on his roadside fruit... More 

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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

This historical Marion County bridge between Silverton & Mt. Angel is celebrating 100 years of history in 2016; it is the oldest continuous-use covered bridge in Oregon, and has survived multiple flooding incidents over the years, and has been beautifully maintained by Marion County Public Works. At an anniversary celebration in May, a very nice kiosk was installed outlining the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is a charming little white covered bridge! Make a little detour to drive through it. If you're lucky there might bee a little honor system fruitstand operating on the east side; there was no fruit the day we passed through.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The Gallon House Bridge is located over a clear stream, with sufficient parking to get out of your car, walk around and take photos, fairly safely. The bridge construction, different from many others, is closed on the sides, although you can look down and see the water. Roses and wildflowers were in bloom at both ends of the bridge. We... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

As unusual as all covered bridges but that's about all you can say for it.Set in an agricultural area it certainly adds to the general ambiance.

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