The Wildcat Creek Bridge is located a short distance from Highway 126 where Wildcat Creek flows
into the Siuslaw River and Stagecoach Road hugs the hillside before descending onto the plain at Swisshome.
Stagecoach Road was the original road to the coast, but was bypassed after the Linslaw Tunnel and Mapleton Bridge were built in the 1930s.
The nearby Austa boat ramp provides access to the river for fishermen on the Siuslaw River.
The bridge structure was strengthened in the 1980s and in the autumn of 2000.
Travel 33 miles west of Eugene on Oregon Highway 126 to the Whitaker Creek - Clay Creek Recreation Area turnoff.
Exit highway on the south side and follow the road back under the highway and railroad tracks a short distance to the bridge.