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South Windsor Covered Bridge 35-04-26x

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South Windsor or Old Plank Road Covered Bridge

Photographed in the late 1960s after receiving new siding and roof shingles, the bridge appeared to be ready for its next 100 years of service.

Ladimir Kubichek, Sr./Ashtabula Covered Bridge Festival Committee collection

BH Photo #250981

Map 

Description 

The South Windsor or Plank Road Covered Bridge carried Old Plank Road across the Grand River in Windsor Township, Ashtabula County Ohio, 1870-0970. WGCB No. 35-04-26.

Built in 1870, the 90-foot Town lattice structure was destroyed by fire on the night of October 2, 1970. The fire was determined to be an act of arson, during which the perpetrator(s) piled tires within the bridge and set them afire.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Town lattice truss bridge over Grand River on Twp Rd. 526 Old Plank Road
Location
Windsor Towship, Ashtabula County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
The South Windsor or Plank Road Covered Bridge carried Old Plank Road across the Grand River in Windsor Township, Ashtabula County Ohio, 1870-1970.
Design
Town lattice through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 90.0 ft.
Also called
Plank Road Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.50507, -80.90786   (decimal degrees)
41°30'18" N, 80°54'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/507689/4594830 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Windsor
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-04-26x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 55847 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2013: Added by Patrick Toth

Sources 

  • Patrick Toth