The Wildcat Bridge. Built in 1925, it spans Wildcat Creek right before it joins the Suislaw River, a stone’s throw from Highway 126 between Walton and Mapleton. Unique features of this 75 foot-long bridge include the window on the west side, which allows motorists to see oncoming traffic on this curving road.
The bottom chords were one each one piece of 16″x16″x113 timber. No doubt they were cut off old growth logs that provided massive amounts of straight. Unlike several other covered bridges, these original timbers appear to never have been replaced.
One of the most interesting things about the Wildcat Covered Bridge is the 18 foot by 3 foot window on the south west side. This provides a view of oncoming traffic on the bridge, not just light. This is a unique feature of most of Lane Counties’ Bridges, the rest either have full windows on each side or none at all.
Looks pretty, think it is my favourite so far. Also nice location
This is one of them on the way to the coast, I have passed that area 100’s of times, this time when I started my drive to the coast I kept asking google for covered bridges close by 🙂 Looking up history on it I read this was the way to the coast before 126 the highway I was on had been put in (now I want to explore the road when I am out there again) Peter once again thanks for the nice comment and visit
You seem to be totally surrounded by covered bridges, while we only have on…at least close by.
This area has one main section thats called the covered bridge tour, in Cottage Grove, Thats the one everyone migrates to, and I knew of a couple away from that area in a different county. This year I decided to research and came up with a lot more, this one is on the way to the coast, I found it by asking google along the way covered bridges close by 🙂 Thanks for the visit Camellia and the wonderful comment Have a good Weekend