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Harris Bridge

World Guide Number: 37-02-04

The Harris Bridge would seem to exemplify the romantic notion of the covered bridge. This Howe truss span of seventy-five feet bridges the Marys River on a winding graveled country lane at an idyllic pastoral townsite named after George Harris whose family settled the area in 1890. The current bridge was built in 1936 to replace the original covered bridge on the site. It is difficult to pick a favorite among all of Oregonís spans, but for me, this is the one that I would place at the top of my "must see" list.

Go west out of Corvallis on Highway 20 to Wren. Take the Harris Road about 2 mile to the bridge.