WGN – 37-20-23 Dorena or Star Covered Bridge – Built in 1925 in Lane County by Lane County spanning Row River near Government Rd., single span, 105 feet long, Howe trusses
Oregon Cost $16,547.64. The bridge was built at a cost of $16,547 in 1949 under the supervision of Lane County bridge foreman Miller Sorenson to span the Row River after the Dorena Dam was constructed and the reservoir filled. It is also referred to as the Star Bridge because it provided access to the Star Ranch. The original town of Dorena was named for Dora Burnette and Rena Martin. The town is now under the reservoir. The covered bridge was bypassed by a concrete span in 1974. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1996.
PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO