Map of Oregon’s Covered Bridges
One of Oregon’s lasting legacies is the number of wooden covered bridges still in existence. Over 600 bridges existed at one time, but only a small fraction still exists. Of those left, a surprising number are still in useable condition and are driven over every day. Some have been removed from public right of ways, but are still walkable and have been turned into history lessons via interpretative signs mounted inside and around the bridge. All are actively being preserved by the state of Oregon, the county or city they exist in, and a large variety of preservation groups.
The Preserve Oregon Blog has a great article about preserving these historic treasures and the work and challenges that goes into doing so.
Information about bridges came from the Covered Bridge Society of Oregon
Included bridges are:
Coyote Creek (Swing Log, Battle Creek)
Earnest (Mohawk River)
Foster (no longer exists)
Hoffman (Crabtree Creek)
Hufford (Middle Fork Santiam River)
Lake Creek (Nelson Mountain)
Larwood (Crabtree Creek)
Mitchell (Private Property)
North Fork Yachats River
Kewson (Pass) Creek
Parvin (Lost Creek)
Rock O’ the Range
Shimanek (Thomas Creek)
Wildcat Creek (Austa)
This list only includes currently existing bridges. I am interested in history and pictures of bridges that no longer exist. If you have any thing like that, feel free to post them below in the comments.