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Shimanek Bridge

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Covered Bridge Tour

Scio, Oregon is called the Covered Bridge Capitol of America. There are six bridges within easy... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
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One of 6 Covered Bridges in the Scio Area

This is one of 6 Covered Bridges in the Scio Area. Parking near the Shimanek Bridge is a bit tough... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Marana, Arizona
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1 Jun 2017
“Covered Bridge Tour”
10 May 2017
“One of 6 Covered Bridges in the Scio Area”
Scio, OR
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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Scio, Oregon is called the Covered Bridge Capitol of America. There are six bridges within easy driving distance with the route marked with signs. The wet winter and spring led to building covered bridges in the late 1800's. It's a beautiful route to take on...More

Thank MacRanger
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is one of 6 Covered Bridges in the Scio Area. Parking near the Shimanek Bridge is a bit tough so taking pictures and walking through it is not as easy as the other ones in the area. As Linn County's newest and longest covered...More

Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Great family trip, wonderful bike ride, too. Traveling East just past the bridge, look for the buffalo farm in the pastures near it! Lovely drive connecting you from Scio to Stayton, Lyons, Mehema, the little towns with fun surprises and great resturants.

Thank 305lorettas
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Nothing special if you've seen covered bridges before. This bridge is part of a group of several in the vicinity.

Thank DreamSeeker94
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Dates only from 1969 so it's not as old as the others that usually date to the late 1930s. Great pictures and history. Be careful. It's one of the few with an active two way road. Most of the others are single lane bridges with...More

Thank garlec
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Just one of the beautiful covered bridges on the self-guided tour near Scio. Gorgeous countryside and each bridge has a unique character all its own.

Thank wheats71
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We made a point to visit this covered bridge because it is the only red covered one in the area. There isn't a good place to park around it and there are a lot of no trespassing signs on the lawns nearby. There was also...More

Thank Noa N
Reviewed 4 September 2013

This is only 1 of 5 covered bridges in the Scio zip code. Its been in a few movies over the years. It is kind of unique as its a red bridge all others that i have seen anywhere are white.

Thank Holly W
Reviewed 26 July 2012

I took pictures of the bridge while my wife went to the little gift shop just to the north (not connected to the bridge it just happens to be close). Lots of funky, arty stuff that you don't find in regular tourist shops. The bridge...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 20 September 2011

We drove through the area viewing covered bridges. Houses were constructed over the timber trusses of the bridges to protect them from the damp western Oregon climate. Shimanek Bridge is one of 50 covered bridges in Oregon open to vehicular traffic and was built in...More

Thank Ewalina
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16 August 2017|
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Response from VictoryVisionTim | Reviewed this property |
Yes if you Google "Oregon Covered Bridge Map" you'll see an interactive map that shows them all.