Coyote Creek Covered Bridge
Alternately known as Battle Creek Bridge and Swing Log Bridge, Coyote Creek Bridge is tucked deep in South Willamette Valley wine country. Despite its short length, this bridge is a jewel.
Originally Coyote Creek Bridge was integral to Territorial Road in the 1850s. When a more direct route was created, the bridge was bypassed. Now, just off Territorial Highway, it can be easy to miss unless you are looking for it.
The bridge has angled sides and small high vents along both walls.
Heavy snow collapsed the bridge's roof in 1969. The remaining roof rafters were sawed off to make the bridge usable until crews were able to re-roof it later that spring.
Near the little town of Crow, this 60 foot (18 m) Howe Truss bridge crosses Coyote Creek and is still open to light traffic. The bridge was constructed in 1922 as part of Territorial Rd, the…