Antelope Creek Covered Bridge (Little Butte Creek Covered Bridge) Southern Oregon

• Antelope Creek Covered Bridge is a pedestrian bridge in Eagle Point



Antelope Creek Covered Bridge sits 12 miles northeast of Medford in the small town of Eagle Point. It is also known as Little Butte Creek Covered Bridge or just Bridge 202.

This wooden pedestrian covered bridge spans 58 feet (18 m) across Little Butte Creek. It is surrounded by Covered Bridge Park with picnic tables, restrooms, a playground, and other amenities.

The bridge features a unique queen post truss design, modified with the addition of a king post. This mix of styles is rare for Oregon covered bridges.

There are also distinctive ribbon openings under the eaves and cantilevered buttresses, cedar roofs, semi-circular portals, and board siding without battens.



Antelope Creek Covered Bridge (Little Butte Creek Covered Bridge) Southern Oregon

Antelope Creek Bridge History

The Antelope Creek Covered Bridge was originally constructed in 1922 by brothers Wes and Lyle Hartman, skilled bridge builders.

The bridge carried the old Medford-Crater Lake Road over Antelope Creek, a tributary of Little Butte Creek, approximately 2 miles (3 km) downstream from Eagle Point.

After serving its purpose for decades, the county replaced the Antelope Creek Covered Bridge with a newer span at its original location.

The bridge fell into disrepair after it was no longer in use. However, because of its historical significance, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1979.

In 1987, a group of volunteers carefully dismantled and reassembled the bridge over Little Butte Creek in Eagle Point. Since then, the Antelope Creek Covered Bridge has become a pedestrian bridge in Covered Bridge Park, adjacent to the town's veterans' memorial.

After the relocation to Eagle Point, the bridge underwent restoration work. However, adding side windows that were not part of the original structure led to its temporary delisting from the NRHP in 1988.

In 2012, the alterations were corrected, and the bridge was once again added to the NRHP.

The Antelope Creek Covered Bridge is also 1 of 50 covered bridges in Oregon originally built to handle vehicles.



Antelope Creek Covered Bridge (Little Butte Creek Covered Bridge) Southern Oregon

Antelope Creek Bridge | Facts

Architectural Bridge Design: Queen post truss
Bridge access: Pedestrian
Stream: Little Butte Creek
Bridge Length: 58 ft (18 m)
Built: 1922
Moved: 1987
Restored: 2012

Open: Year-round

Elevation: 1,430 ft (436 m)

Antelope Creek Bridge is located:

  • 12 miles northeast of Medford
  • 170 miles southeast of Eugene.



Adventures Nearby

Directions to Antelope Creek Bridge

From Medford,
  • Take OR-62 East for 9.4 miles
  • Turn right onto Old Hwy 62 and follow it for 0.3 miles
  • Turn right onto South Royal Ave and follow it for 0.7 miles
Address: 104 N Royal Ave, Eagle Point, OR 97524



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