Challenge 1.1 – Swinging in the Wind

The Van Buren Street Bridge information panel

A wealth of information is presented about the history of the bridge and Corvallis, along with historic photos of the bridge opening and construction. And a description of how the opening mechanism operates. And a dramatic wind-driven failure. Historically significant is also that it calls out the date that women could first vote in Oregon.

Clearly, this was a WALK, DON’T RUN bridge, as well! Unless you wanted to part with, for those times, the royal sum of $25.00!

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