Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Oregon

• Sandy Creek Covered Bridge has a developed picnic area
• This is the only covered bridge in Coos County

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge is located in southwestern Oregon near the community of Remote and spans Sandy Creek. It sits between Roseburg and the Oregon Coast and this is the only covered bridge in Coos County.

Sandy Creek Bridge has a developed picnic area and can be a fantastic stop when driving to or from the coast. It is only open to pedestrian traffic, so you can walk inside.

The 60-foot (18 m) long Howe truss bridge features big sidewall openings to maximize the natural light. A unique feature not typical for such a short bridge is reinforcement by two crossed Howe truss members on each of the bridge's chords.

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Picnic Area


Sandy Creek Bridge, constructed in 1921, carried Oregon Route 42 on the other side of the creek. In 1949, the county built a more modern bridge to bypass it.

The bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In the early 1980s, it underwent significant restoration. By 1984, Myrtle Point Lions Club had installed a new roof, replaced the boards and other bridge parts, and applied a new layer of paint.

With this preservation effort, we can continue to enjoy a 100-year-old piece of Oregon history.

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Inside View
Sandy Creek Covered Bridge Oregon
Approach View

Sandy Creek Covered Bridge | Facts

Architectural Bridge Design: Howe truss
Bridge access: Pedestrian
Stream: Sandy Creek
Bridge Length: 60 ft (18 m)
Built: 1921
Repaired: 1984

Open: Year-round

Elevation: 277 ft (84 m)

Sandy Creek Bridge is located:

  • 41 miles northwest of Roseburg
  • 42 miles southeast of Coos Bay
  • 174 miles southwest of Salem.

Adventures Nearby

Directions to Sandy Creek Covered Bridge

From Remote,

  • Take Roseburg Road/Coos Bay-Roseburg Highway.

Address: Norway, OR 97458

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