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Neal Lane Covered Bridge 37-10-07


Neal Lane Covered Bridge

Photo taken by Michael Goff on July 12, 2010


BH Photo #169590

Street View 


Covered bridge over South Myrtle Creek on CR 124 in Myrtle Creek
Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, Oregon
Open to traffic
Built 1939
- Floyd C. Frear (County Engineer)
- Homer Gallop (Construction Supervisor)
The Neal Lane Covered Bridge is one of the shortest covered bridges in Oregon at only 42 feet. The bridge is a King-Post housed truss, with two short approach spans.
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 71.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.2 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
South Myrtle Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.01667, -123.27444   (decimal degrees)
43°01'00" N, 123°16'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/477636/4762702 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Myrtle Creek
Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
Inventory numbers
ORNBI 19C220012400038 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 29958 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of July 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 34.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 11, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • April 3, 2013: New Street View added by Mike Goff
  • July 13, 2010: New photos from Michael Goff
  • April 20, 2009: Posted HAER photos
  • March 17, 2009: Updated by Michael Goff: Updated Status


  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Neal Lane Covered Bridge - Oregon Covered Bridge Guide
  • HAER OR-126 - Neal Lane Bridge, Spanning South Myrtle Creek, Neal Lane (CR 124), Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, OR
  • Historic Highway Bridges of Oregon - Dwight A. Smith, James B. Norman & Pieter T. Dykman, Oregon Historical Society Press, 1989
  • Richard Doody