Crowfordsville Covered Bridge Oregon

• Crawfordsville Covered Bridge was featured in the 1976 movie "The Flood"
• The community has hosted an annual Bridge Day festival each summer since 1990

Crawfordsville Covered Bridge spans the Calapooia River in the small community of Crawfordsville. The bridge runs parallel to the Halsey-Sweet Home Highway and serves as a pedastrian walkway across the river.

A small park adjacent to the bridge includes picnic tables and fire pits, creating a scenic picnic spot.

The Howe truss bridge sits at 105 feet (32 m) and has narrow slit windows on both sides of the structure. Originally, the bridge featured rounded portals, but these were enlarged and made square to accommodate larger vehicles before it was bypassed.

Interestingly, the bridge appeared in the 1976 movie "The Flood," immortalizing the structure on the large screen.

The community has hosted an annual Bridge Day festival each summer since 1990, celebrating bridge history.

Crowfordsville Covered Bridge Oregon
Side View


The Crawfordsville Covered Bridge was constructed in 1932. Initially serving as a functional route over the Calapooia River, it was bypassed in 1963 and became a pedestrian passageway.

The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Despite its historic significance, the bridge received minimal maintenance until 1987. That year, around $23,000 was dedicated to bridge renovation.

Unfortunately, the 1996 flood severely damaged the bridge, breaking steel rods and wood beams. The country dedicated over $24,000 to reconstructing and restoring it to its original condition.

Crowfordsville Covered Bridge Oregon
River View
Crowfordsville Covered Bridge Oregon
Portal View

Crawfordsville Covered Bridge | Facts

Architectural Bridge Design: Howe truss
Bridge access: Pedestrian
Stream: Calapooia River
Bridge Length: 105 ft (32 m)
Built: 1932
Restored: 1987
Repaired: 1996

Open: Year-round

Elevation: 450 ft (137 m)

Crawfordsville Covered Bridge is located:

  • 36 miles northeast of Eugene
  • 51 miles southeast of Salem
  • 95 miles south of Portland.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Crawfordsville Covered Bridge

From Brownsville,

  • Take OR-228 East/Bishop Way for 6.7 miles.

Address: 38323 Crawfordsville Dr, Sweet Home, OR 97386
Phone: (541) 746-8366

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