Coyote Creek Covered Bridge 37-20-02
Coyote Creek Covered Bridge
Photo taken by Mike Goff in April 2012
BH Photo #230535
The Coyote Creek Bridge was originally part of Territorial Road (1851) and was included in the state secondary road system. The bridge was bypassed when truck traffic became too heavy and a more direct highway route was constructed.
Heavy snowfall severely damaged the bridge in 1969 as the weight of more than three feet of snow collapsed the entire roof. Chainsaws were used to saw off the rafters, and the bridge remained uncovered until early spring when county crews reroofed the structure.
The Coyote Creek Bridge is often called Battle Creek Bridge because it is located on Battle Creek Road. Others refer to it as the Swing Log Bridge because it was called that many years ago.
(Reference: Roofs Over Rivers, by Bill and Nick Cockrell)
- Covered Howe through truss bridge over Coyote Creek on Battle Creek Road
- Lane County, Oregon
- Open to traffic
- Built 1922
- Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 29, 1979
- Also called
- Battle Creek Road Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +43.96972, -123.31861 (decimal degrees)
43°58'11" N, 123°19'07" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 10/474442/4868559 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Average daily traffic (as of 2010)
- Inventory numbers
- WGCB 37-20-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 79002084 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ORNBI 39C409408200011 (Oregon bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 30014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection report (as of December 2017)
- Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 30.8 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com
- April 15, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
- March 10, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP date & imported photos
- April 24, 2012: New photos from Mike Goff
- March 29, 2010: New photo from Michael Goff
- March 17, 2009: New photos from Michael Goff