A Guide To Covered Bridges in Lane County 

With 20 covered bridges, Lane County has the distinction of possessing more covered bridges than any other county west of the Mississippi. Seventeen of these bridges are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Covered Bridge Brochure

Covered bridges were constructed to withstand heavy rains and salty sea air. High-quality timber was more accessible in this area than was more costly steel and concrete. Covered bridges are similar in design to steel truss bridges, however, the shortage of steel during World War I contributed to the need to use wood as bridge building material. House-type structures over these wooden bridges protect the wood trusses and floor planking from the elements and more than doubles the life expectancy of the bridge. As early as 1918, plans for covered bridges had become standardized to include open windows for light and ventilation together with such features as laminated floors and interior whitewashing. The covered bridges still standing represent many hours of skilled hand labor.

Lane County Covered Bridges

Belknap Bridge - 1966
Cannon Street Bridge - 1988
Centennial Bridge - 1987
Chambers Bridge - 1925
Coyote Creek Bridge - 1922
Currin Bridge - 1925
Deadwood Bridge - 1932
Dorena Bridge - 1949
Earnest Bridge - 1938
Goodpasture Bridge - 1938
Lake Creek Bridge - 1945
Lowell Bridge - 1928
Mosby Creek Bridge - 1920
Office Bridge - 1944
Parvin Bridge - 1921
Pengra Bridge - 1938
Stewart Bridge - 1930
Unity Bridge - 1936
Wendling Bridge - 1936
Wildcat Bridge - 1925