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Each year annual celebrations honor the covered bridges in Cottage Grove. So loved are their bridges that the town celebrated its centennial by constructing a covered footbridge in the middle of town. Built by volunteers from reclaimed timber salvaged from disingrated area bridges, the Centennial spans 84 feet. A few blocks away, the Chambers Bridge, Oregon's only covered railroad bridge, was awarded a grant for a complete refurbishment.
The bridges can be toured in a couple of hours or leisurely explored over a full day, stopping to hike and picnic. Here is a map of Cottage Grove's covered bridges.
Also of note, the orange railroad bridge filmed in the movie Stand By Me is located along the Row River Trail and Mosby Creek right outside Cottage Grove.
This is the only remaining covered railroad bridge in Oregon and possibly west of the Mississippi River! It was built in 1925 on the Coast Fork of the Willamette River to MORE >>