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Harshaville Covered Bridge 35-01-02


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger


BH Photo #126220


Covered bridge over Cherry Fork on CR C-01-E (Wheat Ridge Road)
Adams County, Ohio
Open to traffic. loose floor boards cause tremendous noise
Built ca. 1860; rehabilitated 1960
Timber Covered Kingpost through truss, metal siding
Length of largest span: 28.9 ft.
Total length: 90.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on March 16, 1976
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.90789, -83.54439   (decimal degrees)
38°54'28" N, 83°32'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/279376/4309632 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 130192 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 76001357 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
WGCB 35-01-02 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 27185 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.1 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (9,230)
Adams County, Ohio (55)
Built during 1860s (707)
Covered (2,874)
Kingpost truss (214)
NR-listed (3,025)
Ohio (4,875)
One-lane traffic (8,051)
Open (41,256)
Owned by county (21,820)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,384)
Through truss (18,232)
Timber truss (9)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,960)
Truss (37,272)
Wooden deck (6,228)

Update Log 

  • August 14, 2022: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added image link
  • December 7, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 12, 2014: Photos imported by Dave King
  • July 4, 2010: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • September 12, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added photos, World Guide Number and some information
  • October 16, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger



Harshaville Covered Bridge 35-01-02
Posted August 7, 2011, by Chris Wanninger (hvlcmw [at] live [dot] com)

My family and I crossed this bridge many times when I was growing up. We would go out of our way to cross this bridge and to go through the Amish community on our way to my great-grandfathers land from Cincinnati. I haven't been out there since the late 80's, and I'm happy to see its still in use!

Harshaville Covered Bridge 35-01-02
Posted July 6, 2010, by Bill Eichelberger (wallyum [at] hotmail [dot] com)

The noise from the loose boards is impressive, but the real show is watching them jump when a car crosses. I was also impressed by the red, white and blue painted arches from a past paint scheme since I visited on July 4th.