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Horse Creek Covered Bridge 37-10-14


Horse Creek Covered Bridge

At Myrtle Creek Location

Photo taken by Michael Goff on February 29, 2008


BH Photo #134271


Street View 


Howe through truss bridge over Myrtle Creek on Pedestrian Path in Myrtle Creek
Myrtle Creek, Douglas County, Oregon
Open to pedestrians
Built 1930, Bypassed 1968, Removed 1987, Re-built in Myrtle Creek 1990
Built in 1930, Horse Creek Covered Bridge originally spanned Horse Creek in the vicinity of McKenzie Bridge in Lane County. Although the bridge had been bypassed by a concrete span in 1968, it was not removed until December of 1987. The bridge's wooden timbers were given to the City of Cottage Grove for salvage. Cottage Grove used some of the timbers to construct a small-scale covered bridge in their park. The remaining lumber was donated to the City of Myrtle Creek in the spring of 1990. The structure now spans the stream of Myrtle Creek, providing access from a parking area into the Mill Site Park in downtown Myrtle Creek. Prior to removal, this bridge was listed on the National Historic Register.
(Information form Oregon Covered Bridge Guide from ODOT)
Span length: 105.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Also called
Myrtle Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.02325, -123.28978   (decimal degrees)
43°01'24" N, 123°17'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/476389/4763437 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Myrtle Creek
Inventory number
BH 40007 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • March 10, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Fixed NRHP status & imported photo
  • April 20, 2010: New Street View added by Michael Goff
  • February 26, 2009: Added by Michael Goff