While on our Covered Bridges hunt, we discovered one of the smaller covered bridges in area. It was built by community spirit in 1988 and serves as a portal to Rolling Rock Park and a conversation piece in Lowell, Oregon.
The park celebrates Lowell's logging and railroad history, with everything from a pulley for the top of a spar tree
to a tracked arch for dragging logs out of the woods with an early bulldozer.
The railroad theme was carried by the sidewalk,
a signal that had been used nearby,
and a caboose that originated with Southern Pacific but was used by Weyerhaeuser on a local line for a number of years.
For a town of about 1,000 people, they've done a lot to celebrate their history and plan for their future.