Rating:
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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
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
209
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 report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (7,199)
Athens County, Ohio (22)
Built 1879 (90)
Built during 1870s (1,035)
Covered (1,556)
E.B. Henderson (4)
Functionally obsolete (6,823)
Multiple Kingpost truss (142)
NR-listed (2,905)
Ohio (3,278)
One-lane traffic (7,547)
Open (38,978)
Owned by county (20,313)
Span length 25-50 feet (15,239)
Through truss (14,549)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,088)
Truss (31,945)
Wooden deck (6,017)

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...