One                  Dry     SCedar Crossing Bridge    First and Only Covered Bridge in Multnomah County,                 ...
An Historical Memorial        A Daily Reminder
Bridges become frames  for looking at the   world around us.Lea Wikman, lobbied Don Clark, Multnomah CountyExecutive, for ...
Original Deardorf      Bridge
OTAK Proposed    Design
SpecificationsLength   66 feetRoadway 24 feetWalkway 5 feetSiding Board & BattenVertical clearance 14feetWorld Guide # 37 ...
Interior Detail10 Gothic style windows to provide light and ventilationInterior finish knotty pine
CONSTRUCTION          COSTSRoad/abutment costs $74,800New Bridge      costs$93,450TOTAL :$168,250
Contract Awarded to :Project Time Line :November 1981 Demolish existing bridge;November/December 1981 Replace bridge;Janua...
Dedication Day
Historical Marker• This covered bridge, the first ever built in Multnomah  County, was dedicated January 16, 1982, by Coun...
Lea Wikman, head of the CommunityCovered Bridge Committee….assistedin the ceremony.
Rest in Peace May             1982May
Todays Bridge2010 National Bridge ReportDaily traffic 1476 (2% trucks)Deck satisfactory conditionSubstructure good conditi...
Credits• Photos:                    Steve Turner, Western Wood Products;                           Tim McCann, Lea Wikman ...
One Dry Spot : Cedar Crossing Covered Bridge
One Dry Spot : Cedar Crossing Covered Bridge
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The first and only covered bridge in Portland Oregon was the brainchild of Lea Wikman. Dedicated in 1982.

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  • Cedar Crossing Covered Bridge
  • One Dry Spot : Cedar Crossing Covered Bridge

    1. 1. One Dry SCedar Crossing Bridge First and Only Covered Bridge in Multnomah County, OregonBridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture.
    2. 2. An Historical Memorial A Daily Reminder
    3. 3. Bridges become frames for looking at the world around us.Lea Wikman, lobbied Don Clark, Multnomah CountyExecutive, for the county to build a covered span.He agreed and suggested that the bridge "beover a stream where the foliage is thick and turnsto shades of yellow and orange in the autumn andchildren can peer out windows to see the watersbelow."
    4. 4. Original Deardorf Bridge
    5. 5. OTAK Proposed Design
    6. 6. SpecificationsLength 66 feetRoadway 24 feetWalkway 5 feetSiding Board & BattenVertical clearance 14feetWorld Guide # 37 -26- B
    7. 7. Interior Detail10 Gothic style windows to provide light and ventilationInterior finish knotty pine
    8. 8. CONSTRUCTION COSTSRoad/abutment costs $74,800New Bridge costs$93,450TOTAL :$168,250
    9. 9. Contract Awarded to :Project Time Line :November 1981 Demolish existing bridge;November/December 1981 Replace bridge;January 1982 GRAND OPENING !!!
    10. 10. Dedication Day
    11. 11. Historical Marker• This covered bridge, the first ever built in Multnomah County, was dedicated January 16, 1982, by County Executive Donald E. Clark and Lea Wikman, chairwomen of Powellhurst Community Planning Group, as a nostalgic tribute to ingenious frontiersmen who built such structures throughout western Oregon in the 19th and 20th centuries.• The bridge was named by Ginell Lamont in a contest among David Douglas School students.• The creek below is named for William Johnson who built a sawmill in Lents in the 1850’s. The road commemorates WA Deardorf, who petitioned the County to build the original road in 1898.
    12. 12. Lea Wikman, head of the CommunityCovered Bridge Committee….assistedin the ceremony.
    13. 13. Rest in Peace May 1982May
    14. 14. Todays Bridge2010 National Bridge ReportDaily traffic 1476 (2% trucks)Deck satisfactory conditionSubstructure good conditionSuperstructure very good condition
    15. 15. Credits• Photos: Steve Turner, Western Wood Products; Tim McCann, Lea Wikman Archive; The Oregonian, Randy Wood;• Sources: The Bridge Lady, Sharon Wood-Wortman; The Oregonian; Wikman Family Archives;• Produced by: Wikman Multi-Media

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