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Thomas J. Malone Bridge (Covered Bridge)
N 40° 43.623 W 080° 36.739
17T E 532738 N 4508530
Quick Description: The Thomas J. Malone Bridge is a 42 foot long covered bridge that spans a small stream on Echo Dell Road in Beaver Creek State Park, Columbiana County, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 9/11/2006 9:29:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ85
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 95

Long Description:
The Thomas J. Malone Bridge is a 42 foot long covered bridge that spans a small stream on Echo Dell Road in Beaver Creek State Park, Columbiana County, Ohio. The bridge is located about 4 miles northwest of Calcutta, Ohio. The bridge was built in either 1865 or 1870 and previously spanned Middle Run, on State Route 154, between Lisbon and Elkton. It is no longer an active bridge supporting vehicle traffic, but rather is on display. It has an altered multiple kings post truss and has an unknown load limit. The bridge is a natural wood perhaps stained dark brown and has either wood or slate shingled roof. The overall condition of the bridge is excellent. It has been reconditioned and preserved quite well in its present location. The bridge has no graffiti. We could not find a date or plaque on the bridge. There is a large parking lot a short distance from the bridge. There is an Ohio State Historical Marker describing the bridge adjacent to it. We have included the text of the marker here because of the interesting history associated with this bridge.

Text From Ohio Historical Marker # 7-15

Thomas J. Malone Bridge

This covered bridge stood in the 1870s over Middle Run, on State Route 154, between Lisbon and Elkton, Elkrun Township. It was converted to a storage shed and moved twice by the Elkrun Township Trustees. Mr. Malone, a covered bridge researcher, found the structure along the Pine Hollow Road and recognized it as a covered bridge. Restoration was completed in 1971.

The bridge is situated with Gaston Mill, a log cabin, a early 19th century church and school on the State Park grounds. All of the displayed structures including the bridge have been nicely restored.

Links:

Ohio Historic Bridge Association:
(visit link)

Remarkable Ohio, Ohio Historic Markers, Thomas J. Malone Bridge, Marker # 7-15:
(visit link)

A chart showing truss types:
The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of Pennsylvania, “Truss Types”
(visit link)

Detailed Map and Short Description:
Ohio Department of Transportation, Structural Engineers, Ohio Covered Bridges:
(visit link)

Beaver Creek State Park:
(visit link)

Related Waymark:

Thomas J. Malone Bridge (Ohio State Historical Marker)
(visit link)


Current Condition of Bridge: Good

Web Address: [Web Link]

Description of Covered Bridge:
Altered Multiple King Post, 42 feet long, moved from SR 154, Built 1865 or 1870.


Year Built: 1865/01/01

Parking (If not at the bridge):: None

Location (Road - City - State - Country): Beaver Creek OSP

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