World Guide Number: 37-20-35
Span: 75 feet
Stream: Mohawk River
Directions: From Interstate 5, take I-105 to 42nd St. to Marcola Rd. Follow Marcola Rd. east for approximately 14 miles.
History: The original covered bridge at this location was built in 1903 by A.C. Striker and was called Adams Bridge. The bridge was replaced in 1938 by Lane County for a cost of $2,449, and was renamed after a longtime local resident.
A standard Lane County design element can be seen represented in this bridge: a small hooded opening on one elevation of the bridge for improved motorist visibility.
The Earnest Bridge appeared in the movie Shenandoah, filmed in the Mohawk Valley during the mid-1960s. The movie company altered the bridge to reflect Civil War architecture, and then restored it back to the original condition in 1965.