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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 15 February 2017
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Mt.Angel, Oregon
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Silverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always take guests on the covered bridge tour. The Gallon House Bridge is closest to Silverton & has a very interesting history!

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoy finding old covered bridges, we don't have many in AZ :) The bridge has been well restored and maintained. We readily found it using our GPS and Google Maps too. Found signs directing us to it as we turned onto Gallon House Rd from Hobart Rd. As many have mentioned it provides an excellent opportunity to take some... More 

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Mt.Angel, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 15 February 2017 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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Hubbard, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

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 18 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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Bunbury, Australia
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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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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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