Shimanek Covered Bridge

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The Shimanek Covered Bridge was built in 1966 with the Howe truss design and spans 130 feet across Thomas Creek.  (Click on the images for larger views.)

The bridge is Linn County’s newest and longest covered bridge span.

The current bridge is the fifth bridge built at this location, and the fourth being covered.

It has been rumored that the 1891 bridge had a welcomed accommodation of a two-hole toilet built into the foundation, a “luxury” not found at the current covered bridge.

The Shimanek Covered Bridge is the perfect setting for some summer fun water activities. The only thing missing is a rope swing.