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Restoring the Beautiful Hayden Bridge in Oregon
$885 raised
1% of $100k goal
8 contributors
2 Years running

Bridges Builds Communities!

The Hayden Bridge spans the McKenzie River at Southern Pacific Springfield, Lane County, Oregon, and incorporates two features that were milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building: the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column.

The Hayden Bridge was fabricated by Clarke, Reeves & Company, Phoenixville Bridge Works of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania in 1882.  The Bridge is made of wrought-iron, except for the connections and ornamentation, which are cast-iron. Ornamental medallions are placed at the crossing of the diagonal portal bracings.

Earlier this summer the Weyerhaeuser Company gave it to Workin' Bridges, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving bridges, for $1, along with their blessing to transform the forgotten trestles and the surrounding area into a brand new park with river access, benches and bike trails. 

Now we need to raise the funds to complete our vision in restoring this beautiful bridge and to create a new park. Funds raised will go to adding new railings, bridge planks and rosettes that decorate the railings and gates.  We also want to create a park around the bridge so that the community can enjoy the bridge, have farmers markets, special events and enjoy the walking/bike trails in the surrounding area.

To complete this project, we need to raise $100,000 US.  

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$5 USD
Be an Honorary Owner of the Hayden's Bridge
  • 3 claimed
Hayden Bridge, a rare 1882 Whipple Truss bridge built of wrought and cast iron members, spans the scenic McKenzie River in Springfield, OR. It features two milestones in the history of wrought iron bridge building, the Whipple-Murphy truss and the Phoenix column.

Originally manufactured as a replacement to an original crossing for the Transcontinental Railroad in Corrine, UT but it was moved to Springfield, OR in 1901 where it remained in service until 1987.

Earlier this summer the Weyerhaeuser Company gave it to Workin' Bridges, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving bridges, for $1, along with their blessing to transform the forgotten trestles and the surrounding area into a brand new park with river access, benches and bike trails.
Now we need to raise the funds to complete our vision in restoring this beautiful bridge and to create a new park.
To complete this project, we need to raise $100,000 US.
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$25 USD
Cast Rosette for the Bridge Option #1
  • 3 claimed
Decorative cast rosettes to be are placed on the railings and gate. For every rosette you purchase for the bridge we add your name to the plaque that will be located by the bridge.
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$50 USD
Cast Rosette For Bridge Option #2
  • 2 claimed
A decorative cast rosette is placed on the railings or gate. Plus you get a matching cast rosette as a fridge magnet.
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$100 USD
Buy A Plank for the Bridge
  • 3 claimed
We need new planks for the bridge - for $100 you will get a plank that will be branded with unique number to match your name which will go on a plaque by the bridge. You will also receive two Workin' Bridges Pint Glasses.
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$100 USD
Buy a Railing for the Hayden Bridge
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Help us build the railings on the bridge. A donation of $100 supplies 1 foot of Bridge railing! Plus two Workin' Bridge Pint Glasses that will be shipped to you and your name will be on the plaque that recognizes all the supporters of the restoration of the Hayden's Bridge.
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