Wildcat Creek Bridge

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Wildcat Creek Bridge
Wildcat Creek Bridge (Lane County, Oregon).jpg
Wildcat Creek Bridge is located in Oregon
Wildcat Creek Bridge
Wildcat Creek Bridge is located in the US
Wildcat Creek Bridge
Nearest city Walton, Oregon
Coordinates 44°0′13″N 123°39′9″W / 44.00361°N 123.65250°W / 44.00361; -123.65250Coordinates: 44°0′13″N 123°39′9″W / 44.00361°N 123.65250°W / 44.00361; -123.65250
Area 5,700 square feet (530 m2)
Built 1925
Architectural style Howe Truss
MPS Oregon Covered Bridges TR
NRHP Reference # 79002089[1]
Added to NRHP November 29, 1979

Wildcat Creek Bridge is a covered bridge built in 1925 at Austa, near Walton, in the U.S. state of Oregon. It uses Howe truss engineering and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. The 75-foot (23 m) bridge carries Austa Road over Wildcat Creek near its confluence with the Siuslaw River.[2][3]

The bridge is among those for which Lane County minted commemorative coins between 2005 and July 2012 for sale to the public to raise funds to maintain and repair covered bridges. Lane County owns 17 covered bridges, 14 of which are open to traffic. Through 2012, the county produced a total of 325 Wildcat Creek Bridge coins.[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Wildcat Creek Bridge" (PDF). National Park Service. February 23, 2010. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Young, Amalie (July 8, 2001). "The bridges in our own back yard". Eugene Register-Guard. pp. 3H. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Lane County Covered Bridge Coins". Lane County. Retrieved December 8, 2012.