Office Covered Bridge

The Office Covered Bridge is Westfir’s most notable landmark—and its major tourist attraction.


The Office Covered Bridge was built in 1944 by the Westfir Lumber Company. Spanning the North Fork of the Middle Fork of the Willamette River, the bridge originally connected the Westfir Lumber Company’s mill site, on the north side, to the Lumber Company’s main office, on the south side.

The bridge measures 180 feet in length, making it the longest covered bridge in the State of Oregon. A unique feature of the bridge is its covered walkway, which allowed pedestrians safe passage across the river without being in the way of loaded log trucks. It is also one of only two bridges in Oregon to use triple Howe truss engineering.

A fire in 1979 consumed the mill site—but spared the bridge and the main office. The office has since been renovated and now serves as Westfir Lodge, a popular bed and breakfast. At the north end of the bridge you’ll find Portal Park, which is enjoyed by Westfir residents and visitors alike.

Westfir Lodge Today

The Westfir Lodge and Mountain Market operate as a private business in the City of Westfir. Please visit their website here:

Portal Park Today

The annual Bridge Lighting Festival has been held at the Office Covered Bridge for more than 20 years! In recent years, Bridge Lighting festivities have taken place in Portal Park.

You can also reserve Portal Park and the Office Covered Bridge for your own special events. Please contact City Hall for information and available dates, and refer to the Westfir Portal Rules and Application.

How to Get Here

From Interstate 5, take Highway 58 East. Near mile post 31, you’ll see the North Fork Ranger Station on your right. Turn left here, crossing the highway, following the sign to Westfir. Continue across the green iron bridge and turn left onto Westfir Road. About two miles ahead, the Office Covered Bridge will be hard to miss!