Before 1986, the Jordan Bridge spanned Thomas Creek in Linn County a few miles east of Scio.
The bridge location had been the site for a dam, a cheese factory, a couple of mills and a general store.
When Linn County announced the Jordan Bridge was to be replaced in 1986, Stayton residents asked if they could take title to the structure.
The rebuilding process took nearly two years, and the new bridge was eventually dedicated in June 1988.
On December 20th 1994, christamas lights ignited the roof and the bridge burned to the ground.
Local citizens worked through 1997 and 1998 to build a new covered bridge at the site.
This new bridge was dedicated in September 1998.
Take Salem exit 253 from I-5, head east on Highway 22 for 15 miles to the Stayton - Sublimity turnoff.
Travel south for one mile to Stayton.
Turn east on Marion Street to Pioneer Park.