To celebrate the restoration of the 1922 McCullough Arch Bridge linking Oregon City and West Linn, three bridge-themed presentations will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Museum of the Oregon Territory.

At 11 a.m., Judy Fleagle, co-author of “Crossings,” a book that that explores the coastal bridges of Conde McCullough, Oregon’s premier bridge designer, will speak.

She will be followed at 1 p.m. by ODOT Senior Historian Robert W. Hadlow, Ph.D., who will discuss the reconstruction of McCullough’s Arch Bridge. 

Hadlow is author of “Elegant Arches, Soaring Spans,” and has listed a dozen of McCullough’s bridges in the National Register of Historic Places. Co-Presenting is bridge expert Chris Leedham, P.E., structural design engineer for ODOT, who administers Oregon’s Historic Covered Bridge Program.

At 3 p.m., Matt Love, Oregon City-born winner of the 2009 Oregon Holbrook Literary Legacy Award, presents “Legends of the Arch Bridge.”

Events are sponsored by Lewis & Clark Bank, in conjunction with the Willamette Falls Heritage Coalition’s first Willamette Falls Festival. Free museum admission included.

The Museum of the Oregon Territory overlooks the Willamette Falls, at 211 Tumwater Drive, Oregon City.

Call 503-655-5574 for more information, or visit

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