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Eagle Creek Covered Bridge 35-08-18x

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #126215

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost covered bridge over Eagle Creek on OH 763, south of Decatur
Location
Brown County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed by flooding
History
Built 1875; destroyed by flooding on March 7, 1997
Design
Covered Smith through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 164.1 ft.
Total length: 174.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.8 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 6, 1975
Also called
Bowman Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.76972, -83.71486   (decimal degrees)
38°46'11" N, 83°42'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/264136/4294723 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Decatur
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-08-18x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001324 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ODOT 804088 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 36160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,605)
Brown County, Ohio (32)
Built 1875 (100)
Built during 1870s (947)
Covered (1,423)
Destroyed by flood (382)
Lost (20,718)
Lost 1997 (384)
Lost during 1990s (3,788)
NR-listed (2,858)
Ohio (3,009)
Owned by state (14,601)
Smith truss (34)
Span length 125-175 feet (3,904)
Structurally deficient (17,480)
Through truss (13,572)
Total length 125-175 feet (5,497)
Truss (30,520)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 12, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 2, 2010: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Merged NBI info
  • October 16, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

Comments 

Eagle Creek Covered Bridge
Posted April 2, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I took these in the mid to late 80's. The bridge no longer exists and has been replaced by a concrete slab bridge.

Eagle Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 7, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

These are old photographs and perhaps postcards that were more recently posted.

Eagle Creek Covered Bridge
Posted September 7, 2009, by Ruth PLENCNER (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

If this covered Bridge was destroyed by a flood in 1997 how could a person take a picture of in in 1998 Tell me That Maybe they rebuilt it.

Ruth