Mosby Creek Covered Bridge by Natalie Inouye
: Natalie Inouye

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge, sometimes called Layng Bridge, is the only covered bridge that is still part of Cottage Grove's roadway infrastructure. (Dorena Bridge, while open to vehicles, has been bypassed and now only provides access to a parking lot.) Mosby Creek Bridge is also the oldest covered bridge in all of Lane County.

Mosby Creek Bridge is adjacent the primary trail head for Row River Trail. This is also the best access to the orange railroad bridge seen in the beginning of the 1985 movie "Stand by Me."


The Mosby Creek Bridge was build in 1920 for $4,125 by Walter and Miller Sorenson. The bridge was named for 1853 pioneer David Mosby who had a 1,600 acre land claim in the immediate vicinity. The bridge features beautiful arched portals. In 1990 the bridge was renovated, and in 2002, the corrugated metal roof was replaced with a synthetic roof.

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Drive through the Mosby Creek Bridge, which was named after David Mosby, a pioneer who staked a donation land claim nearby in 1853. Built in 1920 for $4,125, the 90-foot (27 m) span is the…