The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

New day use visitors area taking shape next to Short Bridge in Cascadia


July 20, 2016

Photo by Scott Swanson DISTRICT RANGER Nikki Swanson looks over picnic tables headed for the new Cascadia day use site at Short Bridge.

Work is progressing on a 10-acre day use area at Short Bridge, about 10 miles east of Sweet Home, that is expected to be open by this fall.

The site will include picnic tables, parking, several interpretive kiosks and other signs, and a viewing area from which visitors will be able to see the river and the bridge, and an approximately half-mile trail.

The purpose of the project, as stated in U.S. Forest Service documents, is to provide a stopping point for travelers on the Over the River and Through the Woods Scenic Byway that includes safe parking, a safe place to view the Short Covered...

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