The original bridge at this location was a 66-foot Howe truss span.
Replaced in 1921 with the present day 75-foot Howe span at this site.
The cost of the structure was $3,617 and included a 62-foot east approach and a 17-foot west approach.
The span was bypassed in the mid-1970s when the road was realigned, with only pedestrians able to cross the bridge.
Lane County decided to reopen the structure, in November, 1986.
Several days after the dedication, the approaches were completed and traffic once again used the covered bridge.
Repairs to the structure, which included new guardrails and paint, permit a load of 10 tons to pass through the portals.
From I-5 take Highway 58 east to Dexter, just west of Lowell.
Turn south on Lost Creek Road.
Turn right onto Rattlesnake Road from Lost Creek Road at Mile Point 1.8, and follow Rattlesnake west for 0.5 miles.
Turn south on Lost Valley Lane to Parvin Road.
Alternately, exit Highway 58 at Lost Creek Road and travel southeast to Parvin Road. Continue south on Parvin Road to the bridge.