Covered Bridges

In the 1930's there were over 300 covered bridges in Oregon.  Today, there are 53, the largest concentration in the western United States.  Timber, used to construct bridges, was an easily accessible building material.  It was discovered that if they were covered, the life of the bridge was greatly increased.

There are six covered bridges in Douglas County.

 

1. Cavitt Creek

  • Built: 1943
  • Length: 70 ft.

Directions: From I-5 take exit #124 in Roseburg, travel east on Hwy 138 for 16 miles; turn right at Little River Road (County Road #17A & #17C) and travel south for 8 miles; the covered bridge is on the right.

 

2. Horse Creek

  • Built: 1930
  • Length: 110 ft.

Directions: From I-5 take exit #108 in Myrtle Creek, travel south on Main Street and follow signs to Millsite Park in downtown Myrtle Creek.

 

3. Milo Academy

  • Built: 1962
  • Length: 100 ft.

Directions: From I-5 take exit #98 in Canyonville, travel east on Tiller Trail Hwy (County Road #1) for 18 miles; the covered bridge is on the right (PRIVATE).

 

4. Neal Lane

  • Built: 1939
  • Length: 42 ft.

Directions: From I-5 take exit #108 in Myrtle Creek, travel south on Old Hwy 99 (Main Street) for one-half mile; turn left onto Riverside Drive immediately after crossing bridge, travel east for a short distance; turn right onto Days Creek Cut Off Road (County Road #42) and travel one-half mile; the covered bridge is on the right.

 

5. Pass Creek

  • Built: 1925
  • Length: 61 ft.

Directions: From I-5 traveling south, take exit #162 to Drain, about 7 miles; once in downtown Drain stay on First Street, crossing over ‘B' Street; the covered bridge is behind the Civic Center at 205 ‘A' Street. From I-5 traveling north, take exit #150 to Drain about 9 miles; once in downtown Drain, turn right onto ‘A' Street and the covered bridge is behind the Civic Center at 205 ‘A' Street.

 

6. Rochester

  • Built: 1933
  • Length: 80 ft.

Directions: From I-5 take exit #138 traveling west on Stearns Lake (County Road #10A); continue for about 3 miles, the covered bridge is on the right.

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