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Fox Covered Bridge


Fox Covered Bridge over North Coquille River in Coos County, 1945

Photo by Ben Maxwell, 1945

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, #4826

View this photo at photos.salemhistory.net

BH Photo #193758

Maxwell Photo Description 

Oregon State Archives, Salem Public Library, 4826

This is the Fox Covered Bridge over the North Coquille River in Coos County, photographed in 1945. The bridge was built in 1883 by J.D. Bennett, a local carpenter, who built several other covered bridges in the county. This bridge was supported by a Smith truss, not the later Howe truss used in other covered bridge. The old bridge was a victim of a fire in the early 1950s, which also burned the tiny Lee Valley church. Remains of the bridge were dismantled in 1954 and a modern concrete bridge spans the stream.


Lost Smith through truss bridge over North Fork Coquille River on Bridge-Gravelford Road
Coos County, Oregon
Destroyed by fire
Built 1883, Burned 1954
- J.D. Bennett (Contractor)
The Fox Covered Bridge was a housed timber Smith truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+43.13606, -124.10603   (decimal degrees)
43°08'10" N, 124°06'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/410048/4776518 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory number
BH 48152 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,404)
Built 1883 (185)
Built during 1880s (2,349)
Coos County, Oregon (26)
Coquille River (Oregon) (7)
Destroyed by fire (326)
J.D. Bennett (1)
Lost (31,173)
Lost 1954 (109)
Lost during 1950s (1,071)
Oregon (1,305)
Smith truss (78)
Through truss (18,580)
Truss (37,769)

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  • February 16, 2011: Essay added by Michael Goff


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