Stewart Covered Bridge

WGN – 37-20-28 Stewart Covered Bridge – Built in 1930 in Lane County by Lane County spanning Mosby Creek on Garoutte Rd., single span, 60 feet long, Howe trusses

Oregon Bridge #15006. Heavy rains from the “Christmas Flood” of 1964 swelled Mosby Creek to the point where the forces cracked the lower chords of the bridge. In early 1969, a heavy snowstorm dropped over three feet of snow on most of the Willamette Valley. The roof braces gave way under the weight and the roof collapsed. The bridge was repaired and remained in service with a 20-ton limit until it was bypassed by a concrete span in the mid-1980s. One of the approaches was removed in 1987. In the early 1990s, Lane County received a grant to restore the bridge.

PHOTOS BY: BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO
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