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Transport yourself back in time on this relaxing 20-mile/32-kilometer ramble through Lane County, home to the largest collection of covered bridges in the West. Most are open to bicycles and pedestrians; some still handle vehicle traffic.

North Shore Dorena Lake

Your bridge tour begins along Row River Road, traveling east from I-5 exit 174. The tour route parallels much of the Row River Trail, a 16-mile paved trail and part of the Oregon Covered Bridges Scenic Bikeway. The Currin Bridge spans the Row River at Layng Road. It’s Lane County’s only two-tone bridge, with white portals and barn-red sides.

Both the tour route and the bike trail wind southeast along Dorena Lake’s undulating shore. The Dorena Bridge stretches across the Row River at the far end of the lake, built in 1949 in conjunction with the Dorena Dam.

South Shore Dorena Lake

The tour route swings back west along Shoreview Drive and Garoutte Road to the 1930 Stewart Bridge, spanning just 60 feet across gentle Mosby Creek. A mile north on Mosby Creek Road, Layng Road threads through the Mosby Creek Bridge. Built in 1920, this 90-foot-long charmer is Lane County’s oldest covered bridge. Its single lane remains open to vehicles in both directions.

Cottage Grove

Mosby Creek Road continues west, paralleling the Row River Trail and becoming Main Street as it approaches downtown Cottage Grove. At the corner of Main Street and River Road, volunteers constructed the Centennial Bridge in 1987 to commemorate the city’s 100th anniversary. With repurposed materials from two Lane County bridges, it rests on the city’s old Main Street Bridge abutments. A half-mile/0.8 kilometers south on River Road, the Chambers Bridge is believed to be the only covered railroad bridge remaining west of the Mississippi. Built in 1925 to transport logs by rail to a local mill, it was near collapse when Cottage Grove obtained it in 2006. Fundraising from local citizens saved this treasure, which was rebuilt in 2011.

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  1. Stephanie Higgins says…

    This place looks beautiful. I am planing a trip now.

    Written on October 24th, 2014 / Flag this Comment
  2. Rosali velasco says…

    We would like a covered bridge marriage ceremony. Please let me know how this can be arranged.

    Written on June 14th, 2015 / Flag this Comment
  3. Sally Reams says…

    There is no way we can ride a bike to see these. Is there any way to see them by car?

    Written on November 18th, 2016 / Flag this Comment
  4. Betty says…

    Can we drive by car to all the covered bridges??

    Written on July 7th, 2017 / Flag this Comment
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