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Chesterville Covered Bridge 35-59-02x

Photo 

Morrow County Historical Society

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BH Photo #318790

Map 

Description 

State Route 314 curved to the east of the Kokosing River, which was called "Owl Creek" also known as Old Wheat Road. It was called that because it was the major route for transporting wheat. in the earlier days. A covered bridge was built in 1863 to cross the river. The flood of 1913 destroyed the bridge and an iron bridge was erected in 1915. The riverbed was moved reducing the curves and a cement bridge was built in the 1940's.The commissioners paid for replacement with an iron bridge because it was the major agricultural route of the time.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Kokosing River on Oh 314
Location
Chesterville, Morrow County, Ohio
Status
Built in 1863, destroyed in the flood of 1913
History
Built 1863
Also called
Old Wheat Road bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47471, -82.68381   (decimal degrees)
40°28'29" N, 82°41'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/357267/4481809 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chesterville
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-59-02x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 66568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 19, 2015: Added by Sandor Gulyas