Pengra Creek Covered Bridge
World Guide Number: 37-20-15
Span: 120 feet
Stream: Fall Creek
Directions: Follow Jasper Road south of Springfield to Jasper and continue traveling southeast on Pengra Road 4 miles to Little Falls Creek Road. Turn east and travel 1/4 mile to Place Road. The bridge is located 100 yards south on Place Road.
History: The Pengra Bridge contains two of the longest timbers ever cut for a bridge in Oregon. The lower chords measuring 16" x 18" x 126 feet were too large to be ran through a mill and were therefore rough hewn in the woods. Booth-Kelley Lumber Company cut and transported the timbers to the bridge site by truck where they were resurfaced before being set into place.
The bridge was named for B.J. Pengra, a pioneer who eventually became general Surveyor of Oregon in 1862. Pengra surveyed the Oregon Central Military Road which linked the Willamette Valley with the Owyhee mining country of Eastern Oregon.