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Tare Creek Covered Bridge 35-28-02#2

Photos 

BH Photo #252482

Map 

Description 

This covered bridge was built in 2004 to carry the Maple Highlands Trail of the Geauga County Park District over Tare Creek in Middlefield Township. The bridge was designed by former Ashtabula County Engineer John Smolen, under whose tenure the remaining historic covered bridges were refurbished and several authentic, new covered bridges were built. It is open to pedestrians, bicyclists, equestrians and horse-drawn carriages.

Facts 

Overview
A covered Howe through truss bridge over Tare Creek on Maple Highlands Trail
Location
Burton Station, Geauga County, Ohio
Status
Open to non-motorized use
History
Built by John Smolen, former Ashtabula County Engineer on former B&O Railroad Lake Branch
Builder
- John Smolen
Railroad
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Covered Howe through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 49.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Also called
Geauga Park Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.48039, -81.09326   (decimal degrees)
41°28'49" N, 81°05'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/492213/4592091 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middlefield
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-28-02 #2 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 56001 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Minor changes to status.
  • February 6, 2017: Updated by Sherman Cahal: Updated length and width per source (to be listed).
  • April 12, 2013: Updated by Patrick Toth: Added categories "One-lane traffic", "Rail-to-trail", "Wooden deck"

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