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Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49

Photos 

Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in June 2008

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BH Photo #116410

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge in Lancaster
Location
Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio
Status
In storage or disassembled
Future prospects
The bridge is currently in storage. The plan is to rebuild it eventually. It will probably be in a different location, most likely over Fetters Run near Ohio Univ. Lancaster or the High School to join other historic bridges that have already been moved to span this creek.
History
Built in 1899 to span canal near Baltimore, later moved to Roley Road, moved to fairgrounds in 1974.
Builder
- J.W.Buchanan
Design
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 49.0 ft.
Total length: 49.0 ft.
Also called
Basil Canal Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.72461, -82.60152   (decimal degrees)
39°43'29" N, 82°36'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/362744/4398418 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lancaster
Inventory number
BH 36796 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 21, 2018: Updated by Janis Ford: Updated status
  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 12, 2014: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger
  • March 20, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 6, 2014: Added by Jack Schmidt
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • July 3, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Luke
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Janis Ford

Comments 

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted November 2, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Pages merged.

Roley School House Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted November 2, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Nathan, would you please combine this page with the original one... BH 36796 Thanks!

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted February 24, 2019, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Disassembled until funding is obtained to rebuild it

http://www.historicalparks.org/roley-covered-bridge/

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted April 7, 2016, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Why are pictures of a round cattle barn on this site?

Roley School Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted April 6, 2016, by Sandor Gulyas (sgulya1 [at] gmail [dot] com)
Roley School House Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted April 4, 2016, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Perfect time to rebuild this little span over a creek on a trail... Looked lame just sitting on flat land like a barn!

Roley School House Covered Bridge 35-23-49
Posted April 3, 2016, by Will Truax (Bridgewright [at] gmail [dot] com)

Heavily damaged in a high wind event 4.02.16

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