Hannah Covered Bridge

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The Hannah Covered Bridge was built in 1936 using the Howe truss design and spans 105 feet across Thomas Creek.  (Click on the images for larger views.)

The Hannah Bridge is the oldest of the five covered spans on Thomas Creek in Linn County. The Howe trusses are exposed through the large side openings on the bridge.

This characteristic is an attractive feature typical of the Linn County covered bridges, which also includes segmental portal arches, exposed beams at the gable ends, and white board-and-batten cladding.

In 1912, another covered bridge crossed Thomas Creek just east of the present structure, according to Aileen Howell, granddaughter of Hannah. Lumber from the dismantled bridge was used by the Hannah family to build a tool shed and sheep barn.

During the summer months, the bridge is a popular spot for swimmers often jumping from the bridge into the deep pool beneath.

A store known as Thomas’ Y Store and service station were once located near the picturesque Hannah Covered Bridge.

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