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“A Delightful Historical Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Drift Creek Covered Bridge

Drift Creek Covered Bridge
Bear Creek Road, Lincoln City, OR
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Albany, Oregon, United States
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81 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Delightful Historical Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This little covered bridge was rescued from destruction at its original site south of Lincoln City, OR, and reconstructed about 8 miles north on Bear Creek. It sits in a small public park on private property. There is a sign on Hwy 18 about 4 miles east of Hwy 101 directing visitors to the bridge. It is easy to find about a mile south on Bear Creek Road. It is an easy drive right to the bridge.

Visited March 2013
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Fairview, Oregon
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“Disappointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Although the covered bridge and its history were engaging, we discovered there was no obvious place to park. Then, a dog on the property raced towards us barking. We were spooked until we realized that he just wanted to play; however he would not go away, even when we got back in our car. He pounced on the window until we honked the horn and gently pulled away. Consequently, we could not view the bridge and information sign. Left very disappointed.

Visited February 2013
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Scappoose, Oregon
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“Pretty Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is actually on private property, but they allow you to walk over the bridge. There is a religious story posted there that is kind of odd, but interesting. Also, they have a super friendly dog who would have gladly come home with me :)

Visited October 2012
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Blackfalds, Canada
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“short drive off the hiway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Wow what a nice drive up a secluded road. but dissapointing you could not drive accross. the bridge is a private driveway and you are only allowed to walk accross

Visited December 2012
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Aloha, Oregon
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“A labor of love”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

First - don't go to Drift Creek to find the covered bridge. It has been moved to Bear Creek. I saw it originally sometime around 1992, and it needed repair...bad. Those who restored it did a great job. My hat's off to those who restored it. The country around it is beautiful. It is about a mile south of Highway 18 just east of Lincoln city. Worth stopping in and seeing at least once.

Visited December 2012
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