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. Any wine tasting tour is made even more romantic with a visit to this historic covered bridge.
Despite its short length, this bridge is a jewel.
- Design - Covered Howe truss
- Length - 60 feet (18 m)
- Crosses - Coyote Creek
- Nearest Town - Lorane/Veneta
- Current Access - Vehicles up to 16 tons, no thru trucks
- Built - 1922
- Repaired - 1969
- National Register - 1979
- Refurbished - 2003
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.
- Battle Creek Rd, Veneta OR 97487
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