Rather than building new bridges, Chesser said the idea is to “adopt” old ones. “As we’re trying to create this antique aesthetic and have this very vintage mill town feel, we also thought the idea of having these old bridges, not only is this the right thing to do, it adds something.” Chesser said the state wants to build a tourist attraction, complete with historical signage telling the story of the mill and the area.
via Sandy River bridge could be part of Delaware mill town rebirth: Portland City Hall Roundup | OregonLive.com.
Projects like this show that there’s really no reason to waste anything in construction anymore! The eco-conscious Casa Estero Puente in Puerto Varas, Chile, was built using wood salvaged from abandoned villas in the area.
via Daylit Casa Estero Puente Built Using Wood Salvaged From Abandoned Villas in Chile | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.