the Hannah Bridge - Photo by: Bill Cockrell

The Hannah Bridge is the youngest of the five covered spans on Thomas Creek in Linn County.

The 105-foot housed Howe truss is exposed through the large side openings on the bridge.

Very attractive in appearance, the characteristic Linn County covered bridge design includes segmental portal arches, exposed beams at the gable ends, and white board-and-batten cladding.

Thomas Creek was named for Frederick Thomas, who obtained a donation land claim on the banks of the stream in 1846.

HOW TO GET THERE: From Interstate 5, exit 238 and travel east to Jefferson. Just east of the arch bridge over the Santiam River, turn right on South Main Street and continue until the street becomes Jefferson-Scio Drive. Continue east into Scio and turn left onto Highway 226. Follow Highway 226 approximately six miles west to Camp Morrison Drive and turn right (south). Alternately, exit Highway 226 from Interstate 5 in Albany and travel to Scio.

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