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Currin Covered Bridge

Currin Bridge by Kelsey IveyA unique feature of this beautiful covered bridge is it's red sides and white portals. It also has a corrugated metal roof.

Now closed to cars, the new bridge runs parallel to the old bridge just a few feet apart. There is a paved parking area if you wish to stop and explore the construction details inside the bridge. 

 TIMELINE

 FEATURES

  • Built - 1883 (original)
  • Replaced - 1925
  • Closed to all traffic - 1979
  • National Register - 1979
  • Repaired - 1987, 1995
  • Re-opened for pedestrians - 1995
  • Design - Covered Howe Truss
  • Length - 105 feet (32 m)
  • Crosses - Row River
    Nearest Town - Cottage Grove
  • Current Access - Pedestrian

STORY

Covered Bridge Bike Tour by Randy DreilingThe original bridge at this location was built by Nels Roney, and like many bridges, it was named after an early pioneer family settled in the vicinity. In 1925, the first bridge was replaced by today's Currin Covered Bridge at the cost $4,205. Lane County employees built it themselves to save labor costs.

In 1970, the covered bridge was bypassed by a newly constructed concrete bridge, and subsequently closed to traffic. In the 80s, preservation efforts included fumigation, removing an approach and screening off the remaining entrance.

Then as a recipient of the Oregon Covered Bridge Program grants in 1993, the bridge was substantially renovated. Repairs included structural, rails, roof, siding and paint. In 1995 the bridge was reopened to pedestrians. It is a charming spot to stretch your legs and enjoy the river view.

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Currin Covered Bridge

  • Layng Rd, Cottage Grove OR 97424