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Governor Bebb Park Covered Bridge 35-09-02

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #126203

Map 

Original location corrected 

Written by Bill Bowser

This bridge is one of two spans which spanned Great Miami River at Middletown, Ohio. They were built in 1868. In about 1886 this bridge was relocated to Fairfield Rd. at Indian Ck.

Facts 

Overview
Through truss bridge
Location
Butler County, Ohio
History
Originally located across Indian Creek on Fairfield Road west of Oxford. Moved in 1966 to Governor Bebb Park in Morgan Township.
Builder
- Banden, Butin & Bowman
Design
Thought to be a Wernwag truss, but there seems to be some question. This bridge was made from half of 35-09-24 that was moved to this location around 1886.
Dimensions
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Also called
Fairfield Road Covered Bridge
State Line Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.37175, -84.80429   (decimal degrees)
39°22'18" N, 84°48'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/689140/4360330 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrison
Inventory numbers
35-09-02
BH 37642 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2018: Essay added by Bill Bowser
  • January 30, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • February 15, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • October 16, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 15, 2008: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Mike Mullins
  • Bill Bowser - webowser [at] me [dot] com