By Betty Vanderwielen

Miller recalls bridges linking old roads

Upper Swan Valley Historical Society – Roads and trails


September 9, 2021

Betty Vanderwielen, Pathfinder

Past Condon resident Gene Miller spoke at the Upper Swan Valley Roads and Trails program, offering his memories of the log bridges on the old roads.

The fourth in the series covering the Roads and Trails program presented Aug. 7 by the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society (USVHS).

CONDON – For his part in the Upper Swan Valley Historical Society's Roads and Trails program, Gene Miller talked about the earliest bridges in the area. Miller moved with his family to the Upper Swan Valley region in the late 1930s.

According to Miller, "When you came from Swan Lake there were only two bridges - one across Cold Creek and one across Lion Creek. The rest [of the streams and creeks] you drove through. And sometimes they would have to put trees...

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