Stewart Covered Bridge

The other day as we were out for a drive, we took a slightly different route than usual and ended up driving past the Stewart Covered Bridge. Of all our local covered bridges, the Stewart Covered Bridge is the one I see the least so it was a fun treat to explore around the bridge for a minute, even though it was a typical winter day – namely raining slightly.

Stewart Covered Bridge

Stewart Covered Bridge

The Stewart Covered Bridge was originally built over Mosby Creek in 1930. Today, it no longer carries automobile traffic since it was bypassed in the mid-1980s. However, due to its restoration in the 1990s, it is open for exploration by foot.

Given the graffiti evidence and the video surveillance camera, I suspect this bridge gets the least amount of visitors of all of our local covered bridges, which is all the more reason for you to seek it out.

Directions: From downtown Cottage Grove, head east on Main Street. Main Street turns into Mosby Creek Road. In approximately 4.5 miles, turn left (north) on Garoutte Road. The bridge is right there. (If you continue on Garoutte Road after visiting the bridge, you’ll end up at Dorena Reservoir. It is a fun little detour to the Reservoir that I highly recommend on occasion.)

Row River Trail: Endings
Row River Trail: Beginnings


  1. So quaint!

  2. Carol Stewart says:

    Please contact me if you know anything about the naming of the ‘Stewart’ covered bridge in Cottage Grove.
    Who was the bridge named after? I feel that it must have been a local resident of the 1930’s. Thank you.


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