In the 1890s, George Wendling established a post office in the small town which bears his name.
The Wendling Bridge, built just prior to World War II, is quietly tucked away on the road northeast of Marcola.
Lane County spent only $2,241 to build the bridge in 1938 and like many other short span bridges in the county,
it used single piece chords for the Howe truss.
In Springfield, follow 14th Street, travel northeast to Marcola.
At Marcola, turn right (east) onto Wendling Road and follow the road to the bridge.
Alternatively, from Earnest Bridge, follow Paschelke Road about 1.3 miles to Wendling Road.
Turn east on Wendling Road after 3.5 miles