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    * Historical Note
    Marion County Historical Society - circa 1890  
    1890 Commercial Street Covered Bridge Salem Oregon
    View north from Commercial Street NE   November 1996
    City Hall is to the immediate right.

    * Original handwritten note on the back of historical photo:

    "This South Commercial Street bridge was built in 1862 by J.H. Hayden and Daniel Clark at the cost of $7000 paid equally by Salem and Marion County. A first bridge built by Mr. John had washed out in the flood of 1861. Spans for the new covered bridge were 200 ft.

    "This structure stood until the 1890's and one source of information says it was replaced to enable the street cars to travel up South Commercial Street to Odd Fellows Cemetery. The covered bridge would not give the cars trolley clearance. This photo should be attributed to Wiley Kenyon who was Salem's first mayor."

    Photo donated to Marion County Historical Society
    by Ben Maxwell on April 16, 1955.

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