Centennial Bridge -- 88K

Centennial Bridge

World Guide Number: 37-20-41

This bridge, located in Cottage Grove, is an oddity. It is a foot bridge constructed from the timbers of two dismantled highway bridges, Meadows Bridge of Mapleton and Brumbaugh covered bridge which was near this same Community. It was built in 1987 to commemorate the town's 100 year anniversary.

The timbers from the two dismantled bridges were removed from the Lane County storage yard and milled to size at the John Wilson and Son Sawmill. The vertical tension rods were cut and re-threaded to fit the shortened structure (14 ft. height). The labor for the project was primarily volunteer, and its design reflects the dimension the nearby Chambers Bridge, a derelict remnant from the days of steam railroading.

The bridge is on Main Street just west of Downtown Cottage Grove.