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Scottown Covered Bridge 35-44-05

Photos 

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #218868

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Indian Guyan Creek on Pleasant Ridge Road (CR 67)
Location
Lawrence County, Ohio
Status
Closed
History
Built 1877 by William Thompson; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Span length: 79.0 ft.
Total length: 79.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.54781, -82.38008   (decimal degrees)
38°32'52" N, 82°22'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/379736/4267500 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Aid
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4441923 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-44-05 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001456 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27853 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,178)
Built 1877 (80)
Built during 1870s (897)
Closed (2,408)
Covered (1,353)
Lawrence County, Ohio (32)
Multiple Kingpost truss (131)
NR-listed (2,844)
Ohio (2,918)
Owned by county (18,855)
Span length 75-100 feet (5,804)
Through truss (12,892)
Total length 75-100 feet (5,941)
Truss (29,442)

Update Log 

  • September 24, 2016: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 28, 2011: New photos from Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

Comments 

Scottown Covered Bridge 35-44-05
Posted June 27, 2015, by Kat (ktwwec [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Is this bridged still standing?

Scottown Covered Bridge
Posted October 31, 2011, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Back in 1991 when they last restored this bridge they forgot the #1 reason why covered bridges are roofed and sided...to protect the trusses!

Scottown Covered Bridge
Posted October 31, 2011, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Unfortunately the open sides have exposed the truss members to the elements resulting in serious damage. In some places large portions of the truss are rotted away.

Scottown Covered Bridge
Posted January 20, 2009, by Brad (pennington47 [at] marshall [dot] edu)

This bridge is no longer open to traffic, but is still standing.