Upper Perry Arch Bridge

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As I was arriving in La Grande Tuesday evening I noticed a sign for this historic bridge at the exit before the one I was planning to take, so I decided to stop and take a look.

The bridge, designed by architect Conde McCullough, spans the Grande Ronde River (sounds like something you’d order at Starbucks… a Grande Ronde).  It was built in 1924 and was refurbished in 2008 so it looks brand new.

The top photo was taken looking west off the bridge towards the setting sun (and the bridge you see carries interstate 84 over the river).  The bottom photo was taken from the bridge looking east.

There will be another post tomorrow which will show you what I found not far from here…