Centennial Covered Bridge

Centennial BridgeThis charming pedestrian footbridge was built by volunteers to commemorate Cottage Grove's 100th birthday, a historic town known as the "Covered Bridge Capital of the West."  The 1987 Centennial Covered Bridge is comprised of the old timbers from two demolished covered bridges - the Brumbaugh and Meadows bridges.

Located at the corner of Main St and River Rd in downtown Cottage Grove, the bridge connects Cottage Grove's historic downtown district with the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center and a Veterans Memorial. It is an excellent starting point for a self-guided tour of the town's six bridges.



  • Design - Covered Howe truss
  • Length -  84 feet (26 m)
  • Crosses -  Coast Fork Willamette River
  • Nearest Town -  Cottage Grove
  • Current Access - Pedestrian and Bicycle


Centennial Covered Bridge, Cottage Grove, Willamette Valley, Spring FlowersTo build Centennial Bridge, residents raised money selling personalized bricks and held several fundraising events including a train ride and a barbecue. They salvaged timber from two historic Lane County covered bridges, the Meadow Bridge and the Brumbaugh Bridge, which had been dismantled in 1979. The new bridge was build where Cottage Grove's historic Main Street Bridge had stood until the 50s.

This picture perfect footbridge is a 3/8 scale model of the famous Chambers Railroad Covered Bridge located nearby. It is only 10 feet (3 m) wide and 14 feet (4.3 m) tall with many windows along both sides. A time capsule featuring 80s mementos is encapsulated in the entrance.


  • Chambers Railroad Covered Bridge is nearby
  • While not a covered bridge, Swinging Bridge has its own unique story just a half-mile upstream
  • Buster's Main Street Café is in the former hotel where Buster Keaton stayed while filming "The General"
  • Attend a concert or event at the spacious Bohemia Park
  • Cottage Grove is a gateway to Oregon wine country and one of the first stops is Saginaw Vineyard

Centennial Covered Bridge

  • Main St, Cottage Grove OR 97424