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Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge 35-40-11


Side view

Photos submitted by Donald K. O'Brien

BH Photo #108305



Covered bridge formerly over Little Raccoon Creek on Buckeye Park Road (TR 165)
Jackson County, Ohio
Sitting on dry land close to where it originally crossed Little Raccoon Creek
Built 1872 by the Smith Bridge Co.; rehabilitated 1936
- Smith Bridge Co. of Toledo, Ohio
Covered Smith through truss
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 58.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 10.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 24, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05458, -82.45861   (decimal degrees)
39°03'16" N, 82°27'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/373790/4323845 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1951)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4032292 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-40-11 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001442 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27736 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2010)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 11.2 (out of 100)
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19th Century (7,567)
Built 1872 (106)
Built during 1870s (1,110)
Closed (2,665)
Covered (1,648)
Jackson County, Ohio (25)
NR-listed (2,960)
Ohio (3,403)
One-lane traffic (7,606)
Owned by county (20,783)
Smith Bridge Co. (82)
Smith truss (44)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,076)
Structurally deficient (14,193)
Through truss (15,077)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,300)
Truss (32,801)
Wooden deck (6,069)

Update Log 

  • August 12, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Modified information
  • March 19, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 11, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 10, 2011: Updated by Bill Eichelberger: Bridge has been moved to dry land.
  • August 28, 2006: Posted photos from Donald K. O'Brien



Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge
Posted August 16, 2014, by Tom Hoffman (tehoffm [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Does anyone know if there are plans to move the bridge elsewhere like back over water or something?

Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge
Posted August 12, 2014, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This bridge was very scenic where it crossed the Little Raccoon Creek... Now it just looks out of place sitting on dry land. It appears that the road could have easily been straightened and the dogleg removed which would have allowed the historic bridge to remain over the stream with a new bridge nearby.

Now it's just a "Duck out of water".

Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge 35-40-11
Posted August 12, 2014, by Helen L. Smith Hoke (SHOKE2253 [at] AOL [dot] COM)

August 9, 2014