The Scio Area Covered Bridges
This tour begins on Interstate-5 Exit 238 which is 62
miles south of the Portland, Oregon area.
The Shimanek Covered Bridge
From I-5 Exit 238 drive east for 2.1 miles to the
Jefferson-Scio Drive. Turn right
onto Jefferson-Scio drive and drive 8.7 miles to Scio. Turn right (south) onto Main Street and
travel 0.2 mile to OR-226.
Turn left onto OR Highway-226 and travel east of Scio
for about 2 miles to the Richardson Gap Road. Turn left (north) onto the Richardson Gap
Road and travel less than one mile to the bridge.
The Shimanek Covered Bridge is 130 feet long, built in
1966, and is open to vehicle traffic.
This is the fifth covered bridge on the site dating back to
1861. The bridge is the only red
covered bridge in Linn County and has a shake roof and louvered windows.
The Hannah Covered Bridge
From the Shimanek Covered Bridge return to OR-226 and
head east for 5.5 miles (7.7 miles east of Scio) and turn right (south)
onto the Camp Morrison Road. The bridge
will be in sight. There is parking
on the far side of the bridge.
The Hannah Covered Bridge crosses Thomas Creek, is 105
feet long, was built in 1936, and is open to vehicular traffic. The bridge is white and has open sides
with the trusses visible through the opening sides.
The Larwood Covered Bridge
From the Hannah Bridge trace your footsteps back east on
OR-226 for a little over 5 miles to the Richardson Gap Road (2 mi. west of
Scio). Turn south on the Richardson
Gap Road and travel about 3 miles to Larwood Drive.
Turn left on Larwood Drive (before the large white
building on the left) and travel about 5 miles to the Larwood Wayside Park
and the bridge.
The Larwood Covered Bridge crosses Crabtree Creek, is
105 feet long, and is open to vehicular traffic.
The Huffman Covered Bridge
From the Larwood Covered Bridge retrace you steps back
west on Larwood Drive to the Richardson Gap Road. Turn right on the Richardson Gap Toad and
travel 0.2 mi. to Montgomery Drive.
Turn left onto the Montgomery Drive and drive 2 miles to
Turn left onto OR-226 and travel 0.5 miles to the Hungry
Hill Road. Turn right onto the
Hungry Hill Road and travel approximately 2.5 miles to the bridge.
Huffman Covered Bridge crosses Crabtree Creek, is 90
feet long, was built in 1936, and is open to vehicular traffic.
The Gilkey Covered Bridge
From the Huffman Covered Bridge retrace your steps back
2.5 miles to OR-226 and turn left (north).
Travel 2.6 miles north on OR-226 to the Gilkey Road. Turn left (west) onto the Gilkey Road and
travel 3 miles to the Goar Road.
Turn right (north) on the Goar Road and travel 0.5 mile to the
The Gilkey Covered Bridge crosses Thomas Creek, is 120
feet long, was built in 1939 and is open to vehicular traffic.
Complete the Loop back to
Retrace your steps from the Gilkey Covered bridge 0.5
miles south then turn left (east) onto the Gilkey Road and travel 3 miles
back to OR-226. Turn right (south)
and travel about 9 miles south then west to US-20. Turn right and travel west on US-20 a
little over 5 miles to Interstate-5 Exit 233.
Want to see more bridges?
There are five more covered bridges and the East Linn
Museum on our Sweet Home Covered Bridge Loop.
Sweet Home Covered Bridge
To get to Sweet Home turn right on US-20 and travel 20
miles to Sweet Home. You will travel
through Lebanon, 5 miles away, on your way to Sweet Home.