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McColly Covered Bridge 35-46-01


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Photo taken by Jack Schmidt

BH Photo #108353


Three-span covered bridge over Great Miami River on CR 13
Logan County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1876 by the Anderson Green Co.; Reinforced with steel 1958; Rehabilitated 2000
Covered Howe through truss
Length of largest span: 91.9 ft.
Total length: 134.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.4 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 28, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40117, -83.92417   (decimal degrees)
40°24'04" N, 83°55'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/251843/4476390 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Russells Point
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 4631137 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-46-01 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001458 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27897 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 51.6 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (8,790)
Built 1876 (129)
Built during 1870s (1,340)
Covered (2,415)
Functionally obsolete (5,791)
Great Miami River (109)
Howe through truss (531)
Howe truss (664)
Logan County, Ohio (53)
NR-listed (3,015)
Ohio (4,349)
One-lane traffic (7,941)
Open (41,023)
Owned by county (21,665)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,693)
Through truss (17,377)
Total length 125-175 feet (6,270)
Truss (36,155)

Update Log 

  • June 26, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • October 5, 2017: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 10, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • April 10, 2006: Posted photos from Jack Schmidt



McColly Covered Bridge
Posted July 7, 2013, by Janis Ford (jford3 [at] columbus [dot] rr [dot] com)

This photo is from 3/25/07.

McColly Covered Bridge
Posted January 23, 2008, by Sandra (rebellady1945 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I discovered this whilesurfing the net looking for information on John and Sarah McCally. Do you have information on any of their children?

I feel this Nicholas is their son.


McColly Covered Bridge
Posted August 21, 2007, by Lisa Wright (jwright53 [at] woh [dot] rr [dot] com)

There seems to be 2 spellings of McColly/McCally. I have no history of the bridge but did photograph it for a painting I was doing. While in the area, I stopped at the cemetary just west of the bridge and photographed the tombstone of Nicholas McCally. The plaque in front of the original tombstone had a different spelling. Maybe your family history could be under the original 1850 spelling.

McColly Covered Bridge
Posted August 4, 2006, by Catherine McColly (Brady)


I am not sure how much information I can give you about the bridge but whatever I can help you with I will. My older brother has more historical facts than I do. I know my Great (how many times ?) grandfather Nicholas McColly was in the War of 1812 and is buried there in the cemetery not far from the bridge and my dad always told me it was named after him. I have been trying to get more facts about all this myself but it is very hard. I have four brothers and one sister. Our dad passed away 2 years ago the 12 of this month. He was born and raised in Campaign County and had 2 sisters and 1 brother. The only other family still living is his neice and her family. I live in Tennessee but always come back to Ohio and visit family and love to come to the bridge and take pictures. When I get more information for you I will pass it on.

Can I ask why you are interested? If you have any facts or information please let me know also, thanks. Cathy

McColly Covered Bridge
Posted May 11, 2006, by Matt Park (woodside-12 [at] earthlink [dot] net)

Dear Sir -

Who was McColly and why was the bridge in question named after him or her?