Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge Oregon

• Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge was originally built for logging trucks
• The bridge was never listed in the National Register of Historic Places

Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge, also known as the Little River Covered Bridge, is one of the 17 covered bridges in Douglas County, Oregon. It sits 23 miles east of Roseburg, nestled in an area with multiple scenic places like Cavitt Creek Falls.

The Howe truss bridge spans 70 feet (21 m) across the Little River, about 900 feet (274 m) away from the river's confluence with Cavitt Creek. The bridge carries Cavitt Creek Road over the river, leading to Cavitt Creek County Park. It is open to traffic and has a vehicle limit of 3 tons.

Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Inside View
Cavitt Creek Bridge's structure is reinforced with raw logs for its upper supports and covered with a metal roof to protect the wooden framework. Its construction includes unique features like Tudor arch portals designed to accommodate log trucks. Each side of the bridge has three windows and additional narrow slits above each truss to enhance light and ventilation inside the covered space.


Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge was constructed in 1943 by Douglas County builder Floyd C. Frear. The bridge and the road were both named after Robert L. Cavitt, the first settler of the area who started living by the creek in the early 1880s. Despite its significance, the bridge was not listed in the National Register of Historic Places at the request of Douglas County when Oregon's covered bridges were nominated in 1979.

Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Creek View
Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Bridge Portal

Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge | Facts

Architectural Bridge Design: Howe truss
Bridge access: Vehicle
Stream: Little River
Bridge Length: 70 ft (21 m)
Built: 1943
Open: Year-round

Elevation: 890 ft (271 m)

Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge is located:

  • 23 miles east of Roseburg
  • 90 miles south of Eugene
  • 151 miles south of Salem.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Cavitt Creek Covered Bridge

From Roseburg,

  • Take OR-138 East
  • Turn right onto Little River Road and follow it for 6.7 miles
  • Turn right onto Cavitt Creek Road.

Address: Glide, OR 97443, United States

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