Stewart Covered Bridge

Stewart Bridge by Kelsey IveyStewart Covered Bridge has "weathered" its share of Mother Nature's challenges from heavy flood waters and snow fall. Though badly damaged multiple times, this bridge was repaired and used until the mid 80s.

Today, accessible to pedestrian and bicycles only, Stewart Bridge is a must visit stop for cyclists along the Row River Trail. A popular swimming hole is below the bridge.


  • Design - Covered Howe truss
  • Length - 60 feet (18.3 m)
  • Crosses - Mosby Creek
  • Nearest Town - Cottage Grove
  • Current Access - Pedestrian


Stewart Bridge by Jennifer ArcherThe bridge has semicircular portal arches, ribbon openings at the eaves and decorative s-curve brackets. In 1964 flood waters cracked the lower chords. Then a few years later a heavy snowfall caved in the roof. In 1980, the Stewart Bridge was bypassed by a concrete bridge built immediately adjacent. In 1987 efforts to preserve the historic wooden bridge included fumigation, removing an approach and fencing off the remaining portal.

Steward Bridge remained closed until 1993, when the Oregon Covered Bridge Program helped fund its restoration. It was reopened for pedestrian access in 1996.



Stewart Covered Bridge

  • Mosby Creek Rd, Cottage Grove OR 97424