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Bell Covered Bridge 35-84-12

Photos 

Overview

Photo taken 2005 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108456

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Falls Creek on Bell Road (TR 39)
Location
Washington County, Ohio
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1888 by E.B. Henderson; rehabilitated 1998; closed Aug. 2005 because of termite damage. Now repaired and reopened to traffic.
Builder
- E.B.Henderson
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 63.0 ft.
Total length: 64.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.3 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 3, 2012
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.43083, -81.67633   (decimal degrees)
39°25'51" N, 81°40'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/441791/4364806 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Watertown
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8437718 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-84-12 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 12000836 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 28549 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 46.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2004)
80

Categories 

19th Century (6,208)
Built 1888 (183)
Built during 1880s (1,644)
Covered (1,356)
E.B.Henderson (4)
Multiple Kingpost truss (131)
NR-listed (2,842)
Ohio (2,920)
One-lane traffic (7,428)
Open (36,821)
Owned by county (18,903)
Select (535)
Span length 50-75 feet (8,978)
Through truss (12,925)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,506)
Truss (29,505)
Washington County, Ohio (55)
Wooden deck (5,869)

Update Log 

  • December 14, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 8, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 18, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • February 20, 2010: New photos from Anthony Dillon
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Anthony Dillon
  • January 23, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton

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