Reasons for living/staying at my listing at 37824 Row River RD, Culp Creek, OR: Volume 7 -- Tour Wonderful Covered Bridges

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ACTIONAGENTS.NET Oregon 780301468


There are many wonderful things to do while living/staying at my listing at

37824 Row River Road, Culp Creek, Oregon.

One Tiny House + One Big River = Your Personal Get-a-Way from Urban Life

One clear, deep hole for swimming, snorkeling or catching TROUT.

One bedroom.  One additional sleeping area, one separate walk-in closet.  One bath with shower over tub.

One covered deck overlooking the river.  One storage shed for wood.  One storage shed  for river gear.

One kitchen with Jenn-Air range.  One laundry room with hook-ups.

One-fifth acre.  One car port at road level.  One RV parking space at house level.


Seller financing available.


Volume 7:
Tour Wonderful Covered Bridges

Lane County, Oregon is the covered bridge capital of the Western United States.

Map of Lane County covered bridges

Lane was the first county to build covered bridges on a large scale and still maintains more than any other county west of the Mississippi River.

See through the Dorena Covered Bridge

A truss and housing design furnished by the State Highway Department was used for most, but not all, Lane County covered bridges. Sixteen bridges are owned and maintained by Lane County and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Fourteen of these are still open to traffic, a testimony to timely rehabilitation and continued good maintenance.

Oregon covered bridges are typically built of native Douglas fir. They were covered to protect them from the rainy weather.


   Wooden approach to Dorena Covered Bridge

This approximately tripled the lifespan of a wooden bridge. Many of Oregon's covered bridges have been preserved, and are popular visitors' attractions.

All Lane County covered bridges are easy to visit by automobile. No federal funds go to any Lane County covered bridge.

The South Lane area has the majority of those within the County.   The South Lane bridges are well marked for a tour that begins in the City of Cottage Grove. 

  Cottage Grove Covered Bridge Tour Sign

The bridge closest to The Row River Cabin  is the Dorena Covered Bridge:

Dorena Covered Bridge

This bridge is located just past the east end of Dorena Reservoir on Shoreview DR.  From Cottage Grove take Row River RD east, past Dorena Reservoir, to Dorena Covered Bridge.

Dorena Covered Bridge

Next is the Currin Covered Bridge, located on Laying Rd. at Row River RD.

Currin Covered Bridge

Also nearby is the Mosby Creek Covered Bridge. It spans Mosby Creek near the opposite end of Laying RD.  It can be reached easily from Cottage Grove by Mosby Creek RD.

Mosby Creek Covered Bridge

The Stewart Covered Bridge is located farther South on Mosby Creek Rd at Garoutte Rd.

Stewart Covered Bridge



Also nearby, inside the City of Cottage Grove, is the Chambers Covered Railroad Bridge,  the only covered railroad bridge in Oregon. Not far away is the Centennial Covered Footbridge in downtown Cottage Grove.

Watch this space for more reasons to live/stay at 37824 Row River RD ...a South Lane County river-frontage home for sale for $135,000 -- seller financing considered.

Posted by



Jim Hale

Principal Broker / Owner

Graduate, REALTOR Institute             e-PRO

2015 Member, Million Dollar Club of Lane County
1715 Linnea Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-1962

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Comments (13)

Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Hi Jim - I love covered bridges! These are great. I'm wondering what the purpose of covering them was? Do you know?

Just for the asthetics? (good enough reason if so!)


Jul 28, 2009 03:09 AM
Maria Morton
Platinum Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Jim, I love covered bridges also and really enjoyed your photos and facts about the covered bridges in OR.

Jul 28, 2009 03:42 AM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website


Thanks for your comment.

The reason is given in the post:  to extend the life of the wooden road surface under the bridge roof.


Jul 28, 2009 05:27 AM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website


Thanks for the comment.  People do actually come from far away...even other see our covered bridges.

Jul 28, 2009 05:29 AM
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Great photos and good way to highlight the area attractions.  We have several covered bridges in Linn County too!

Jul 28, 2009 05:29 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

A man after my own heart.  When we went on our little road trip a couple of weeks ago I made my husband take me to West Montrose to get some photos of the covered bridge my parents used to take us to as kids.

West Montrose covered bridge

Jul 28, 2009 05:37 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Lynn:  Isn't Oregon a great place.  Thanks for the comment.

Jenny:  I love Ontario.  But I have never seen a covered bridge there.  This one is outstanding.  How far is it from Montreal?  I'll send a friend (former Oregonian) over.

Jul 28, 2009 06:35 PM
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Jim ! What nice character those bridges have, and very logical explanation as to why they covered them to extend the life of the wood beneath !

Very informative and easy to read post !

Cheers !


Jul 28, 2009 10:37 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website


Cheers?   Why you even SOUND English.

You must be THAT British agent.

Don't r I won't tell anyone.  Could be dangerous for you there in NEW Jersey.


Thank you for the very PROPER post.

Jul 29, 2009 03:30 AM
Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA


I love covered bridges! One of my favorite books is Bridges of Madison County. And your pictures remind me about the memories that these bridges must bring back.

Jul 29, 2009 04:09 AM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website


We prefer to think of Madison County as that OTHER county that's famous for bridges.

I've never read the book.  But I think I saw the movie.

Thank you.

Jul 29, 2009 04:42 AM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Jim, I think we are about 6 or 7 hours from Montreal  I live about 25 miles west of Toronto and West Montrose is in Mennonite country, near Guelph and Elmira.  There are some great little towns in that area that I will have to post about sometime.

Jul 29, 2009 01:25 PM
Jim Hale
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

Thanks.  I guess 6-7 hours would be too far for my Montreal friends to drive for a covered bridge.  But it was a nice thought.

Jul 29, 2009 09:37 PM