Covered bridges can
be found all around Cottage Grove and throughout Lane County, which is
home to 20 covered bridges, 17 of which are open to traffic.
bridges can be seen during a self-guided covered bridge tour around
The tour starts in downtown Cottage Grove and heads along
Row River Road toward Dorena Lake and the Dorena Bridge. After the
Dorena Bridge, head back to Cottage Grove along Shoreview Drive, turn
left on Garoutte Road, and at the intersection of Garoutte Road and
Mosby Creek Road, you will find Stewart Bridge. Turn right on Mosby
Creek Road and right again on Layng Road, where you will see Mosby
Continuing North on Mosby Creek Road, you will come to Currin
Bridge. Turn left on Row River Road and return to Main Street in Cottage
Grove via Highway 99 South. Turn right on Main Street and head west
toward River Road, where you will see Centennial Bridge. Cross the river
and turn left on River Road to see Swinging Bridge. Finally, just south
of Harrison Street, you will see the Chambers Railroad Bridge.
Dorena Bridge – This bridge spans 105 feet, but is closed to traffic. It was built in
1949 and restored in 1996.
Stewart Bridge – Currently closed to traffic, this bridge was built in 1930, restored
in 1996 and spans 60 feet.
Mosby Creek Bridge - Constructed in 1920 and restored in 1990, this bridge spans 90 feet
and is one of the many covered bridges open to traffic.
Currin Bridge - Closed to vehicles, built in 1925 and restored in 1995, this bridge
spans 105 feet.
Centennial Bridge - Built by volunteers in 1997 to celebrate Cottage Grove’s centennial,
this bridge spans 84 feet and is for pedestrians only.
Swinging Bridge - There have been many bridges on the site of the Swinging Bridge.
Earlier versions could be made to swing from side to side as you crossed
Chambers Railroad Bridge
– Constructed in 1925 and spanning 78 feet, this bridge was recently fully restored and re-opened to pedestrians in late 2011.