Drift Creek Covered Bridge, from original pen & ink by Wayne Bricco, Acrewood Art

Drift Creek Bridge
Lincoln County, Oregon

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.
1 Peter 5:7 NLT

If you are looking for Drift Creek Bridge, you won't find it spanning Drift Creek; it isn't there anymore. In 1997 it was dismantled and moved to its present location just off Hwy 18 about 5 miles east of Hwy 101. There, it was reconstructed across Bear Creek; so, it is occasionally referred to as the Bear Creek Bridge.

The bridge is considered by some to be the oldest of Oregon's covered bridges. It has had an interesting history. Click here to read about how the Drift Creek covered bridge came to be located on a privately-owned concrete bridge measuring the exact same dimensions. Another article tells more of the history and how the bridge was saved from demolition to become a show piece of Lincoln County history.

Drift Creek Bridge is located in a small public park located on private property and is available for viewing. Our first visit was in 2008 when I was taking an art class at Sitka Center for Art & Ecology just north of Lincoln City.

The Covered Bridge Society of Oregon recognizes 51 bridges. You can read more about each of them by going to their website.
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