Lake Creek Covered Bridge

Lake Creek Bridge by Jamie HooperNestled in lush, dense forest the Lake Creek Covered Bridge is also known as "Nelson Mountain Bridge." Pass through this charming bridge on the way to Triangle Lake, a popular destination for water skiing, boating, fishing and swimming. Locals gather at the slippery "rock slides" at Lake Creek, a natural series of small waterfalls that double as "slides." 

Lake Creek Bridge is part of a triad of covered bridges hugging the coastal range.



  • Design - Covered Howe truss
  • Length - 105 feet (32 m)
  • Crosses - Lake Creek
  • Nearest Town - Greenleaf/Mapleton/Florence
  • Current Access - Vehicles


Lake Creek Bridge by Jamie HooperBuilt in 1928 for $3,155. Highly stacked logging trucks broke the end portals, which were repaired in the 70s. Full renovations in 1984 included replacing the wood floor with concrete slabs. The prefab slabs were installed using a crane. Concrete was also added to supports and approaches.



Lake Creek Covered Bridge

  • Nelson Mountain Rd, Greenleaf OR 97430