Shaunghum Covered Bridge
Shaunghum or Fobes Road Covered Bridge
1960s Postcard Winter View of South end of bridge
BH Photo #250979
The Shaunghum or Fobes Road Covered Bridge carried Fobes Road across the Grand River in Trumbull Twp., Ashtabula County, Ohio, 1911-1971.
WGCB No. 35-04-21.
Built in 1911, the bridge was unique in that it was built without abutments, but rather sat on stilt-like wooden pilings.
In the early 1960s, a runaway truck struck the south portal of the bridge, causing severe damage that forced the bridge's permanent closure. In May of 1971, the bridge was deliberately burned when Ashtabula County officials asked the local fire department to burn it in a controlled burn exercise.
- Lost Howe truss bridge over Grand River on Township Road 119 Fobes Road
- Trumbull Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio
- Removed but not replaced
- Built in 1911, the bridge was unique in that it was built without abutments, but rather sat on stilt-like wooden pilings.
- Howe through truss
Total length: 118.0 ft.
- Also called
- Fobes Road Covered Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.69646, -80.89395 (decimal degrees)
41°41'47" N, 80°53'38" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/508824/4616080 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- East Trumbull
- Inventory number
- BH 55848 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 12, 2013: New photos from Patrick Toth
- March 21, 2013: Updated by Patrick Toth: Correction of truss type
- March 20, 2013: Added by Patrick Toth