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Kirker Covered Bridge 35-01-10

Photos 

Kirker covered bridge, Adams Co, OH side view

Photo taken June 2012 by Flickr user Wallyum

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)

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BH Photo #279544

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Gray covered bridge on Route 136, it has been preserved in place along side the new crossing bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Covered Multiple Kingpost Through truss bridge on bypassed OH-136
Location
West Union, Adams County, Ohio
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1890; Renovated & reinforced 1950; Bypassed 1974
Design
Covered bridge preserved in place with most of the original timbers.
Dimensions
Total length: 63.0 ft.
Deck width: 25.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.78412, -83.60329   (decimal degrees)
38°47'03" N, 83°36'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/273876/4296039 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
West Union
Inventory numbers
NRHP 75001309 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 50553 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,803)
Adams County, Ohio (38)
Built 1890 (245)
Built during 1890s (2,712)
Closed (2,551)
Covered (1,520)
Have street view (25,079)
Multiple Kingpost truss (142)
NR-listed (2,861)
Ohio (3,095)
Owned by state (14,936)
Preserved (1,122)
Through truss (13,865)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,915)
Truss (30,973)
West Union, Ohio (1)

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 12, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info, basic history & imported photos
  • December 15, 2011: Added by Daniel Hopkins

Sources 

  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net