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Foraker Covered Bridge 35-56-14



Photo taken 2004 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108376



Covered bridge over Little Muskingum River on Plainview Road (CR 40)
Monroe County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1886 by Isaiah Cline
Covered Childs through truss
Total length: 92.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1975
Also called
Weddle Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.65550, -81.12100   (decimal degrees)
39°39'20" N, 81°07'16" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/489619/4389529 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5633354 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-56-14 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 75001493 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 28054 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (6,323)
Built 1886 (177)
Built during 1880s (1,680)
Childs truss (13)
Covered (1,371)
Monroe County, Ohio (30)
NR-listed (2,846)
Ohio (3,018)
Open (37,284)
Owned by county (19,071)
Through truss (13,073)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,053)
Truss (29,783)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2015: Updated by Erik Hoffman: Bridge is Childs truss
  • December 11, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 20, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • January 30, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton



Foraker Covered Bridge
Posted May 26, 2008, by TAMARA L. DELEON (CHEMSEDELLA [at] GMAIL [dot] COM)

I would also like to comment on how beautiful your pictures are and state that this is my Great Grandmothers home. My Grandmother Elizabeth Jane (Weddle) Kenney grew up there. My mother Carolyn Diane (Kenney) Bennett attends the Family Reunions there on Labor Day. I have been only three times. I love the area. Thank you for the gorgeous pictures.

Foraker Covered Bridge
Posted December 20, 2007, by Hannah Ball (hannahv25 [at] verizon [dot] com)

Your pictures are beautiful.

I just wanted to comment as this bridge is part of my family history. The blue house in the background is where my Grandfather Alvis Weddle grew up. It is also where we spend lazy summer days, as every year our family still meets at the house every Labor Day weekend for our family reunion.

If you have a chance you should go back and shoot it again, it was redone in (I think) 2005/2006.

Thanks for the beautiful photos.

Hannah Ball

p.s. For fun I am including a picture of my family in front of the old cellar (underground) that is located in the rear of the house.