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Discovering Larwood Bridge and Park
Tuesday 6 December 2016   —   Category: Outings
It is intriguing how life sometimes takes an unexpected turn. Last week my wife was sick, so I had to drive my daughter to her weekly homeschool co-op class. I had about an hour and a half to kill, so I de­cid­ed to drive around and explore a nearby part of Linn County. I headed north on Oregon Route 226 and then east on Fish Hatchery Road.

About six miles down that road I came to Larwood Wayside Park, between Scio and Lacomb, about 18 miles east of Al­ba­ny (where I live). This five-​acre coun­ty park is situated where the Roaring River empties into Crabtree Creek. Span­ning the creek is the lovely covered Larwood Bridge, built in 1939.
It is interesting to note that even though the Roaring River is called a river, it is actually the smaller of the two. Crabtree Creek is much larger, despite its smaller-​sounding name. Just to the north of the bridge is an island which divides Crab­tree Creek tem­po­rar­ily into two branch­es. At first I thought that there were three creeks merging at this location. Con­sult­ing a map helped clear things up.

Fortunately there was a break in the rain during my brief fifteen-​minute visit, so I was able to indulge in some pho­tog­ra­phy. I took about 30 pictures from many different an­gles. The best 12 — in­clud­ing the twelve-​photo panorama above — are now avail­able for viewing in the new Larwood Bridge and Park 2016 album. It is amazing how my wife’s sickness turned into a photographic blessing!
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