Rating:
5 votes

Blackwood Covered Bridge 35-05-06

Photos 

Photo taken by Don O'Brien in October 2007

Enlarge

BH Photo #130060

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Pratt Fork Shade River on Blackwood Road (CR 46)
Location
Athens County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1879
Builder
- E.B.Henderson
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 35.1 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1978
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.19728, -81.97467   (decimal degrees)
39°11'50" N, 81°58'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/415835/4339121 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alfred
Inventory numbers
ODOT 549568 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-05-06 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 78002004 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27275 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 0.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
100

Update Log 

  • December 7, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 8, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 16, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 12, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 10, 2008: New photos from Don O'Brien
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

Comments 

Blackwood Covered Bridge
Posted November 5, 2013, by Sherman Cahal (shermancahal [at] gmail [dot] com)

Could be one of the better scenic bridges in the state due to a lack of telephone poles, wires and assorted junk blocking the viewshed, but it's got so much graffiti...