At 42 feet, this bridge is one of Oregon’s shortest. Only Lost Creek Bridge (39 ft.) in Jackson County is shorter. What truly distinguishes this structure is that it’s the only Kingpost truss span in the state. It bridges Myrtle Creek, named for the abundant groves of aromatic Oregon Myrtlewood trees that flourish in this area. Neal Lane Bridge is another one of those wonderful spans that I would place on a “must see” list. This holds particularly true in the Fall when golden Autumn foliage enwraps this little crossing. With easy freeway access and two scenic bridges, the town of Myrtle Creek should be marked on every bridge lover’s map.
From Main Street in the town of Myrtle Creek turn east on Riverside. Go one mile to Neal Lane and head south for another mile to the bridge.