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Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge 35-04-64


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Photo taken by James Baughn in July 2009


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Modern covered bridge over the Ashtabula River on CR 25 near Ashtabula
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 2008
- John Smolen Engineering Co. of Jefferson, Ohio (Design)
- Koski Construction Co. of Ashtabula, Ohio
- Union Industrial Contractors, Inc. of Ashtabula, Ohio
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.85567, -80.76224   (decimal degrees)
41°51'20" N, 80°45'44" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/519734/4633779 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ashtabula South
Inventory number
BH 43056 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 2, 2018: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • November 2, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Glue-Laminated Timber Bridge"
  • November 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • December 7, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • July 22, 2009: New photos from James Baughn


  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Josh Schmid
  • Dana and Kay Klein


Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge 35-04-64
Posted November 2, 2018, by Luke

Pedestrian bridge by the same designer.


Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge 35-04-64
Posted November 2, 2018, by Dana and Kay Klein

Bridge UNDER this one?

Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge
Posted September 6, 2013, by LStauff (LAWPerry [at] aol [dot] com)

It seems as though I have run across this bridge's pictures as well, but not where you might think: eBay. When I am researching something, I start checking eBay every week-to-ten-days for the length of the project (or from its conception) for stray items passing through. Wondering if that is where I've seen it?

Worthwhile to keep watch, anyway. While you might not win the bid, you can right-click on many and at least have a reference image and an idea where to look for another copy.

Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge
Posted October 4, 2010, by Eric Root


Apparently there once was an authentic covered bridge at this location. I would love to find a photo of the 1949 bridge this latest one replaced.