Mosby Creek Covered Bridge

Photo of the Mosby Creek Covered Bridge

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge.

Built in 1920, the Mosby Creek Covered Bridge is the oldest in Lane County and nearly the oldest in Oregon. Despite its age, it is the only local covered bridge which is still in service. Every day, for almost 100 years, local traffic has used this bridge to cross over Mosby Creek along Layng Road.

It is the pleasure of driving across this 90 foot bridge which, I think, makes it unique among our local covered bridges. Although I’ve had many occasions to drive across it, I still enjoy it. I love the sound of the floor boards as the car goes across the bridge and the brief feeling of being in different time and era.

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge in 1957. (Notice the wooden supports which have since been replaced by concrete.) Photo courtesy of: Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem, Oregon.

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge in 1957.
(Notice the wooden supports which have since been replaced by concrete.)
Photo courtesy of: Salem Public Library Historic Photograph Collections, Salem Public Library, Salem OR. Ben Maxwell Collection.

It is fun and easy to take pictures of the Mosby Creek Covered Bridge as it is very accessible from the Row River Trail. Simply park at the Mosby Creek Trailhead and head northeast on the trail, there is a well-worn foot path through the grass from the trail to the bridge.

How to get there: Head east on Main Street, which will turn into Mosby Creek Road. Roughly 2.6 miles out of town, turn left on Layng Road, then left again into the Mosby Creek Trailhead parking lot. If you’d like to drive across the bridge, simply keep driving along Layng Road. Of course, you can also ride your bike 3 miles out the Row River Trail to the Mosby Creek Trailhead.

 

Mosby Creek Bridge in the winter.

Mosby Creek Bridge in the winter.

 

 

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  3. […] much to see just from the parking lot. I can’t tell you how many photographs I’ve taken of the Mosby Creek Covered Bridge over the years, but this is the first time I’ve been able to get pictures of the bridge in snow […]

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