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Sleepy Hollow Covered Bridge 35-48-A


Columbus Metropolitan Library

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BH Photo #279973


Street View 


The timber portion that is above the deck does not contribute to the load bearing structure, it is cosmetic only. The concrete box beams under the deck carry the load. The sides sort of look like a truss web, but would not be effective at supporting a span this long, nor does it match the pattern of any functional truss.


Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Ten Mile Creek on Olde Post Road
Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1962
Pre-stressed concrete beam stringer with timber roof and roof supports
Total length: 87.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.71715, -83.71556   (decimal degrees)
41°43'02" N, 83°42'56" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/274100/4621936 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-48-A (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 60292 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Beam (15,719)
Built 1962 (218)
Built during 1960s (2,032)
Concrete stringer (801)
Covered (1,648)
Faux Covered Bridge (23)
Have street view (26,950)
Lucas County, Ohio (71)
Ohio (3,403)
Open (39,885)
Sylvania, Ohio (2)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,584)

Update Log 

  • March 23, 2020: Updated by Luke: Added category "Faux Covered Bridge"
  • June 29, 2017: Updated by Fmiser: changed type from "multiple king post" to "concrete box beam" and added some explanaton.
  • March 17, 2014: Added by Dave King


  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Fmiser - fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com


Sleepy Hollow Covered Bridge 35-48-A
Posted June 28, 2017, by Michael Quiet (mquiet [at] gmail [dot] com)

Hello Paul,

I think one of the problems is that this isn't a 'real' covered bridge, as it looks the National Bridge Inventory identifies this as a pre-stressed concrete beam. There are quite a few of these around, and it gets kinda tricky to assign a genuine covered bridge truss type to them as they generally are more stylized and only loosely conform to the real patterns.

Generally I try to avoid assigning historic truss types to these as I feel that it might muddy the waters for others researching/visiting genuine covered bridges. For example this one up in my neck of the woods: http://bridgehunter.com/ny/essex/kissing/ has a resemblance to a Town Lattice, but since it doesn't work as one and is only decorative I think its inappropriate to pass it off as such. Instead I simply identify it as a covered plate girder, since the actual bridge is a plate girder type. Therefore on yours I would refer to that as a Covered stringer bridge, with a notation that the roof support has a truss like appearance, as it doesn't directly conform to any genuine type.

Hope that helps!


Sleepy Hollow Covered Bridge 35-48-A
Posted June 28, 2017, by Paul Farrier (paulfarrier [at] gmail [dot] com)


I'm checking the facts for website and book I am writing and this bridge is listed here as a Multiple Kingpost. However, it doesn't appear to fit the descriptions, drawings, and other photos I have of Multiple Kingpost bridges.

However, because I am not an engineer nor an expert in covered bridges, I would like any information you might have that may have as to would make this bridge a Multiple Kingpost.

You may check out my listing of the bridge at https://ohioscoveredbridgesbypaulfarrier.wordpress.com/2017/...

Warm regards,

Paul Farrier