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George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #126216

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over West Fork of Eagle Creek on George Miller Road
Location
Brown County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
Design
Covered Smith through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 152.9 ft.
Total length: 160.1 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.4 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.83733, -83.75067   (decimal degrees)
38°50'14" N, 83°45'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/261250/4302320 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Russellville
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
148
Inventory numbers
ODOT 830666 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-08-34 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 27334 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.3 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Brown County, Ohio (46)
Covered (3,342)
Functionally obsolete (5,586)
NR-eligible (4,127)
Non-Select (300)
Ohio (5,052)
One-lane traffic (8,123)
Open (41,454)
Owned by county (22,004)
Smith truss (79)
Span length 125-175 feet (4,602)
Through truss (19,040)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,474)
Truss (38,327)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2020: New photos from James McCray
  • December 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • June 26, 2014: New photo from james back
  • May 27, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 15, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • October 16, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Dale Travis Covered Bridge List
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • james back
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • James McCray - jamesinslocomb [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34
Posted February 3, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Could not resist the opportunity to snap this one while the view is relatively clear.

George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34
Posted January 12, 2021, by Nick Purdin (mingusview [at] gmail [dot] com)

Concerning the man for whom the bridge is named after. It was NOT named for the landowner at the time of construction. It was named for a WWI veteran named, George Henry Miller who was born around 1900, whose father, Jacob had been the landowner until he died. The name of the road and the name of the bridge are both named after the same George Miller. His brother, Walter, died in the War, and the American Legion Post in nearby Russellville bears his name.

I know this to be true, as George Miller was my grandfather.

George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34
Posted August 6, 2017, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Jim, more often than not, historic bridges are named for the landowner at the time it was constructed. A date isn't given on here but I want to say this span date to around 1878. You could go to the Brown County Library or Historical Society and look for a County atlas from around that time to confirm it. The historic society can also reference his name and see if he had any provenance in the county.

George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34
Posted August 5, 2017, by Jim (bubby1611 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking for info on the man that this bridge is named after? Thanks

George Miller Covered Bridge 35-08-34
Posted August 4, 2017, by Jim (bubby1611 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Looking for info on the man that this bridge is named after? Thanks