Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges - Grants Pass, Oregon

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Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges - Grants Pass, Oregon

 

Our next Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" challenge was to walk across three Josephine County Bridges.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

The first one was Caveman Bridge, which is probably the most loved and the most recognizable bridge in Grants Pass.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

Construction began on Caveman Bridge in 1927 and was completed in 1931.  Caveman Bridge is a "rainbow arch bridge," built by Conde B. McCullough.  It is almost 550 feet long and 27 feet wide.  The Caveman Bridge is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. Caveman Bridge replaced the Rogue River Bridge, and carries traffic South from downtown Grants Pass over the Rogue River.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

The old Rogue River Bridge was hauled down river to replace the Booth Ferry, and was renamed Robertson Bridge.  It opened in 1932.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

The second bridge we visited for the Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" challenge was the Seventh Street Bridge.  It is an efficient, no-frills bridge that was built in 1960.  It carries traffic North through Grants Pass.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

The last bridge we visited today for the Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" challenge was the pedestrian bridge that links Reinhart Park and Tussing Park.  This bridge was officially opened in 2000.

Josephine County Historical Society's "Passport To History" - Josephine County Bridges

It is a "stress ribbon" design bridge, and offers magnificent views of our wild and scenic Rogue River.

Please visit the Josephine County Historical Society's website Josephine County Historical Society Passport To History - Josephine County Bridges for more information on the Passport To History program.

Below are the links to my earlier Josephine County Historical Society's Passport To History blogs.


Introduction      Caveman      Schmidt House

Blind George's Newsstand     Grants Pass Historic Homes Tour

Historic District Tour      Grants Pass Pharmacy      Rogue Theatre

Hugo Community Church      Haines Apple Tree      Ament Dam

Grants Pass Cemeteries      Pottsville      Sportsman Park

Griffin Park      Lake Selmac      Granite Hill Cemetery

Pleasant Valley Cemetery


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Hi Gary, More excellent photos, you are doing an excellent service for the Society!

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I can see why the Caveman Bridge is beloved. It's beautiful.

We have a pedestrian bridge over Lake Hodges that opened in 2009 that is a stress ribbon bridge:

Lake Hodges pedestrian bridge, San Diego, California

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