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Sells Covered Bridge 35-15-01 #2

Photos 

35 15 01 sells

Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #273497

Map 

Description 

The original 1878 bridge was built, including foundations, at a cost of $632.00. In the early 1980s the bridge was propped up on wooden cribbing and in such poor condition the county closed both the bridge and road. Then in 1989, it was dismantled and stored. In 1991 the bridge was then moved to Scenic Vista Park where it was rebuilt. On July 19, 1993, arsonists broke into the park before dawn and set the covered bridge on fire, completely destroying it. The present structure was completed in the fall of 1994. The structure rests on cut stone abutments. It is covered with unpainted vertical boards on the sides and portals. Open under the eaves for ventilation. The deck consist of lengthwise planking and it has a red painted metal roof.

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Ravine
Location
Columbiana County, Ohio
History
Built 1878
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 50.0 ft.
Also called
Roller Mill covered bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.73817, -80.81980   (decimal degrees)
40°44'17" N, 80°49'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/515214/4509707 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Gavers
Inventory numbers
35-15-01 #2
BH 59411 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 25, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • January 27, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt

Sources 

  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Bill Eichelberger