Tuesday October 4 from 5 - 9 pm Plank Town Brewing Company will donate 10% to our bridge restoration efforts. If you're in
Hayden Bridge Fundraising Begins!
HEY...That's MY Bridge!!!
We bought a bridge for $1.00 and you can too!
The Hayden Bridge is a rare 1882 Whipple Truss, built of wrought and cast iron members, manufactured by Clark & Reeves Co, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania. The bridge is in excellent condition. Originally built as a replacement to an original crossing for the Transcontinental Railroad in Corrine, Utah, this railroad bridge was moved in 1901 to Springfield, Oregon where it remained in service until 1987, most recently owned by Weyerhaeuser.
In 2015, Workin’ Bridges began working with Weyerhaeuser to consider options for the disposition of the bridge. After nearly a year, a mutually acceptable solution for the Hayden Bridge was developed.
Weyerhaeuser sold the bridge to the Iowa-based non-profit corporation for $1. The company also donated the land that the bridge sits on along with a generous cash allocation of $25,000. The funds will be used for planning and preserving the bridge, and designing the park land around it. This will allow the bridge to continue to cross the McKenzie River at its present location.
As the new owner of the Hayden Bridge in Springfield, Oregon we are excited to invite YOU to be an "Honorary Bridge Owner"!
Workin' Bridges is seeking donations to restore and open this bridge to the public as soon as possible!!