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Indian Camp Covered Bridge 35-30-04

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Photo taken 2004 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108238

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Indian Camp Run on Covered Bridge Road (TR 611) just off OH 658
Location
Guernsey County, Ohio
Status
Open to one-lane traffic
History
Built 1855; rehabilitated 1999
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 34.1 ft.
Total length: 36.1 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11317, -81.64933   (decimal degrees)
40°06'47" N, 81°38'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/444664/4440519 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bloomfield
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
324
Inventory numbers
ODOT 3030474 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-30-04 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 27593 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 26.4 (out of 100)
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Categories 

19th Century (6,519)
Built 1855 (21)
Built during 1850s (356)
Covered (1,406)
Functionally obsolete (7,685)
Guernsey County, Ohio (24)
Multiple Kingpost truss (133)
NR-listed (2,852)
Ohio (2,995)
One-lane traffic (7,521)
Open (37,736)
Owned by county (19,216)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,347)
Through truss (13,345)
Total length 25-50 feet (10,320)
Truss (30,158)
Wooden deck (5,908)

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 13, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton

Sources 

Comments 

Indian Camp Covered Bridge 35-30-04
Posted October 22, 2017, by REX SHRYOCK (rshyrock [at] gmail [dot] com)

FAMILY HISTORICAL OVERVIEW: Farmland surrounding bridge was Shryock Farm from late 1880's until mid-1960's! My grandfather(Henry Rex Shryock) and grandmother (Mary Nelson Shryock) had two home births here-my father (Virgil Edwin Shryock)and uncle (Carl Nelson Shryock)! Was a working farm until 1920's but remained family property.

All family members carved their initials in the North side/ East end of bridge. Geographical/Historical Info: 1. Originally an Indian campgrounds for annual migrating area tribes. 2. From west end of bridge approx. 250 yds.was main house-some evidence of foundation may still be found. 3. From middle of bridge and due south on west side of creek-approx. 200 yds.was the animal barn;equipment shed;and maintenance shed.

4. From east end of bridge and approx.1000 yds.into NE hillside is a small coalmine that was used to heat buildings during the winter. 5. From east end of bridge and directly north 400-500 yds. was an illegal logging operation that was put out of business in early 1960's.

After a bitter land dispute between my grandfather;his sons;and stepmother(Garnet Shryock)...land left to his sons.Virgil later deeded his portion to Carl who sold out to a real estate investment co.in 1990's. 5. Was/is still included included in the Muskingham Valley Water Shed Project.

6. Approx. 6 mi.due South resided grandfather's sister (Gertrude Frye) and daughter (Viola Foley). Evidence of their home; barn;general store; and Columbiana gas well still exists! Viola was always proud to tell everyone that we were the lāst of the Real Indians coming out of these hills!