Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, Connects Riverfront Park to Minto-Brown Island, In Salem, Oregon

Early Bridge
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The bridge as it looked early in the morning just a couple hours shy of a total eclipse.


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The Sign
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The sign describing the bridge was on a pedestal near its Riverfront Park entrance. That sign read, in part,

Peter Courtney
Minto Island Bridge
Opened by
Mayor Chuck Bennett
on August 2, 2017

Note that the bridge opened just two weeks before the total eclipse.


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Footbridge
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The bridge was a footbridge and bicycle bridge that connected Riverfront Park (this side) with Minto-Brown Park (the far side).


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Suspension Arches
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The two suspension arches leaned outward at their tops.


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Cables Attached
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A detail shot of the manner in which the cables attached to one of the arches. They bolted to a metal flange.


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The Railing
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A metal railing with cables strung below provided safety for those walking over the bridge.


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Path Underneath
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A path ran underneath the bridge on the Riverfront Park side.


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Ribbed Under Part
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The under part of the suspension bridge was ribbed to reduce weight.


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Minto-Brown Park End
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The Minto-Brown Park end of the bridge bulbed out to form two sitting areas.


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Bridge In Distance
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The Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge as viewed from far down the path into Minto-Brown Park. In the distance, just beyond the bridge, was downtown Salem, Oregon.


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