By Hayden AtkinsThe Chambers Bridge in Cottage Grove has outlived fires, floods and even some of its neighboring Cottage Grove citizens.
For 94 years the bridge has stood tall, a symbol of the old world, the last covered railroad bridge west of the...
The last covered railroad bridge west of the Mississippi River is coming down after 85 years. Cottage Grove city officials have received an OK from the State of Oregon to tear down the Chambers Bridge.
The "last railroad bridge west of the Mississippi" is on the verge of collapsing into the Willamette River. Officials are rushing to save the dilapidated span, one of the highlights of the "Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon."