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Church Hill Road Bridge
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member 5hills
N 40° 45.718 W 080° 42.218
17T E 525014 N 4512375
Quick Description: West edge of Elkton adjacent to Lock 24 Restaurant, Elk Run Twp, Columbiana County. On south side of OH154 l.4 miles east of the junction of US30/OH11. 3 miles N/NE of Lisbon.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 12/29/2008 2:04:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM5EVG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 21

Long Description:
This covered bridge, over Middle Run, Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, is the shortest covered bridge in the United States still standing on a once-used public highway, having a clear span of 19 feet and 3 inches. It is an example, rarely found covered, of the simplest, most basic truss design, the two-panel king post truss. It has withstood the rigors of time and traffic since the 1870s and stands in eloquent testimony of the fine craftsmanship of the early Ohio bridge builders.

Timber covered bridges were vital links in the early road, railroad and canal systems of Ohio and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the State. They were covered with roof and siding to protect the heavy timber trusses from the weather. Many of them have carried their loads and served their communities for well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, adz, pitsaw, and froe, were able to construct by hand, these sturdy bridges.

In 1975, the bridge was named to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.
Current Condition of Bridge: Good condiiton

Description of Covered Bridge:
This covered bridge, over Middle Run, Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, is the shortest covered bridge in the United States still standing on a once-used public highway, having a clear span of 19 feet and 3 inches. It is an example, rarely found covered, of the simplest, most basic truss design, the two-panel king post truss. It has withstood the rigors of time and traffic since the 1870s and stands in eloquent testimony of the fine craftsmanship of the early Ohio bridge builders.


Year Built: Unknown

Location (Road - City - State - Country): Ohio Route 154

Web Address: Not listed

Parking (If not at the bridge):: Not listed

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