North Fork Yachats River Covered Bridge

Leaving the small seaside town of Yachats, James and I headed into the countryside. After driving along a windy road surrounded by trees and fields for approximately 20 minutes, we reached our destination: the rustic and historic covered bridge I’d seen online.

Originally built in 1938 by veteran bridge builder Otis Hamer, this queenpost truss timber bridge is a sight to see.

At just over 42′ long, it’s one of the shortest in the state. I took this photo while peeking down the side of the bridge to the riverbank below.

Once you pass through the bridge, you’ve got to turn around and head back the way you came in. The property on the other side is private, with no through road.

I also learned that the North Fork Yachats River Covered Bridge has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places since 1979, which I think is pretty neat.

Bonne journée!


9 thoughts on “North Fork Yachats River Covered Bridge

  1. Hi Marla, I was just in Ohio, Amish country, and we stumbled onto a cool covered bridge like this one. Just wide enough for horse drawn buggies – no cars allowed. This is a beautiful bridge. How fun would it be to have something like this on your property.

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      1. No, but definite evidence of horses passing through. We saw buggies everywhere else. Nothing like stepping into another world. When I get back to my computer I’ll send you my covered bridge picture.

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