Oregon Route 223

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For the former unsigned Highway 223, see Junction City-Eugene Highway.

Oregon Route 223 marker

Oregon Route 223
Route information
Maintained by ODOT
Length: 31.40 mi (50.53 km)
Major junctions
South end: US 20.svg US 20 in Wren
  OR 194.svg OR 194 near Bridgeport
OR 223.svg OR 223 Spur in Dallas
North end: OR 22.svg OR 22 near Dallas
Highway system
OR 222 OR 224

Oregon Route 223 is a state highway in the U.S. State of Oregon, which runs between the town of Wren, Oregon and the city of Dallas, Oregon. It is known as the Kings Valley Highway No. 191 (see Oregon highways and routes) and is 31 miles (50 km) long. It lies in Benton and Polk counties.

Route description[edit]

OR 223 begins, at its southern terminus, at an intersection with U.S. Route 20 in Wren (a town northwest of the city of Philomath. It continues north from there, through the western edge of the Willamette Valley. In the town of Bridgeport, it intersects with OR 194. The only major city on the route is Dallas, Oregon; north of Dallas, it ends at an intersection with OR 22.

A spur route (signed as Oregon Route 223 Spur) runs from Dallas east, to an interchange with OR 22 and OR 99W in Rickreall. The spur is a former OR 22 routing.

Intersections with other highways[edit]

  • US 20 in Wren
  • OR 194 in Bridgeport
  • OR 22 north of Dallas

OR 223 Spur[edit]

  • OR 223 in Dallas
  • OR 99W in Rickreall
  • OR 22 in Rickreall

Covered bridge[edit]

The Ritner Creek Bridge was the last covered bridge on a state highway in Oregon. It was on OR 223 between Pedee and Kings Valley, about 15 miles south of Dallas, or 10 miles north of the junction with US 20 in Wren. Built in 1927, the bridge was replaced in 1976 and relocated just downstream and parallel to the new span.[1]

The Ritner Creek Covered Bridge along Oregon 223.