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Cottage Grove is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon.”

Dorena Bridge

Constructed in 1949 and restored in 1996, this bridge was built after the construction of Dorena Dam on the Row River, forming the present day lake. The Dorena Bridge once tied the roads on the north and south sides of the lake. Now closed to traffic, the bridge is a popular wedding site.

Stewart Bridge

Constructed in 1930 and restored in 1996, this structure has semi-circular portal arches, ribbon openings at the eaves, and decorative S-curve brackets. The deep water below the bridge is considered one of the best swimming holes in the county. Mosby Creek Bridge Constructed in 1920 and restored in 1990, this is the oldest bridge in Lane County, and its one lane remains open to traffic today. The structure has semi-circular portal arches and ribbon openings near the roof line on each side.

Currin Bridge

Constructed in 1925 and restored in 1995, this bridge features white portals and red sides. Currin Bridge replaced an earlier covered bridge built in 1883 by a prominent local bridge builder, Nels Roney.

Chambers Railroad Bridge

This structure was built in 1925 by lumberman J.E. Chambers to cross the Coast Fork of the Willamette from his sawmill to the timberlands west of town. It is the last covered railroad bridge in Oregon. This bridge is currently closed to traffic and pedestrians, but history buffs love to take pictures of this treasure.

Centennial Bridge

This bridge was constructed in 1997 by volunteer labor to celebrate Cottage Grove’s centennial. Materials came from two Lane County bridges that had been demolished. It rests on abutments of the old Main Street Bridge, which stood until the 1950s. The bridge is only open to pedestrians.

Swinging Bridge

Located a half-mile upstream from Centennial Bridge, Swinging Bridge was built for foot and bicycle traffic and was mostly used by children crossing the Coast Fork to get to school. The present bridge is at least the fourth built on this site. Earlier versions of the bridge could be made to swing side to side—hence its name!

Nearby Scenic Byways

Looking for more Scenic Byways nearby? Here are some suggestions…

  1. Over the Rivers & Through the Woods Scenic Byway

    • Distance: 66 M / 106 Km
    • Minimum Driving Time: 2-3 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: Year-round

    This 66-mile route begins in the rich farmland of the Willamette Valley, and then winds along rushing streams and through thick forests as it climbs into the West Cascades and McKenzie Pass.

  2. Cow Creek Tour Route

    • Distance: 45m / 72 Km
    • Minimum Driving Time: 1-2 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: Spring And Fall

    This 45-mile detour meanders along the coast mountain range, past quaint farms, spring waterfalls, and historic mines. It’s a pleasant respite from I-5.

  3. Elkhorn Drive Scenic Byway

    • Distance: 106 M / 171 Km
    • Minimum Driving Time: 3-5 Hours
    • Best Time to Drive: Summer And Fall

    The 100-mile loop skirts ghost towns, historic gold mines and gold mining cabins, with the enchanting beauty of the Elkhorn Mountains as a backdrop.

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Keep in mind many of the routes listed here travel through remote areas where gas stations are few and far between. And since road and weather conditions can be hazardous, even into summer, we urge you to call 800-977-6368 or check Trip Check before starting out.

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