Lincoln County Parks
880 NE 7th St
Newport, OR 97365
tel: (541) 265 - 5747
fax: (541) 574 - 1295
About the Park:
With the relocation of the Covered Bridge, all that remains at this site is information about the bridge and directions to the new location.
Learn more about the Drift Creek Covered Bridge.
This park was the original location of the Drift Creek Covered Bridge. Completed in 1933, the bridge had deteriorated to the point that it was considered unsafe.
In 1997, upon learning that the bridge was to be demolished, a local family requested that the bridge be dismantled and reconstructed on their property. Laura and Kerry Sweitz spearheaded an extensive effort to raise funds and recruit labor for the relocation of the historic covered bridge. It is now available for viewing by the public on Bear Creek Road.