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The Ritner Creek Covered Bridge is the last roofed span to be ever removed on an Oregon state highway. It was built in 1927 by the Hamer and Curry
Contractors for the Oregon State Highway Commission for $6964. It connected a hi-way for a long time, until it was lifted from its original spot in 1976.
When the Ritner Creek Covered Bridge was relocated across the Ritner Creek, just downstream from its original location, it was replaced by a concrete bridge that was necessary to accommodate more vehicles passing the area.

Apparently, the alterations done to the structure in the early 1960s did not suffice to help it keep its post. Despite being changed to have a square portal design, it was still deemed inefficient in accommodating the loads that needed to cross the said area.
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