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Quines Creek Covered Bridge 37-10-08x


Quines Creek Covered Bridge over Cow Creek in Douglas County, Oregon, 1954

Photo by Ben Maxwell, 1954

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4853

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #175548

Maxwell Photo Description 

This photo shows the Quines Creek Covered Bridge over Cow Creek (World Guide # 37-10-08) near Azalea off Hwy 99 in Douglas County, Oregon. In 1954 it was in need of repair with vertical boards missing in many places on the sides. It featured horizontal openings the entire length under the roofline. It also exhibited a large opening over the portal, which was the result of damage from a high loaded truck. This bridge was the last of the Smith truss covered bridges to survive in Oregon. The bridge was 100 feet in length and was built in 1913. It lasted until 1958.

(Salem Public Library)


Lost Smith through truss bridge over Cow Creek on Quines Creek Road
Douglas County, Oregon
Replaced by new bridge
Built 1913, Replaced 1958
The Quines Creek Covered Bridge was the last Smith through truss in Oregon when it was removed in 1958. The bridge featured a single 100-foot housed timber Smith truss and timber stringer approach spans.
Length of largest span: 100.0 ft.
Also called
Cow Creek Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+42.78009, -123.28008   (decimal degrees)
42°46'48" N, 123°16'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/477089/4736432 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Quines Creek
Inventory numbers
WGCB 37-10-08x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 46012 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (17,108)
Built 1913 (923)
Built during 1910s (10,075)
Covered (2,758)
Douglas County, Oregon (83)
Lost (29,985)
Lost 1958 (115)
Lost during 1950s (1,005)
Oregon (1,268)
Owned by county (21,715)
Replaced by new bridge (20,400)
Smith truss (74)
Span length 100-125 feet (4,619)
Through truss (17,855)
Timber stringer (4,390)
Truss (36,753)

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  • August 31, 2010: Essay added by Michael Goff


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