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Harpersfield Covered Bridge 35-04-19



Photo taken by Jonathan Maxwell

BH Photo #108121


Street View 


Two-span covered bridge with steel through truss approach over Grand River on Harpersfield Road
Ashtabula County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1868; northern approach added 1913 by the Riverside Bridge Co.; rehabiliated 1991-92
- Riverside Bridge Co. of Martins Ferry, Ohio (Metal Truss Span)
From south to north:
Two timber, covered Howe through truss spans, total length 228 ft.
One steel, 8-panel Pratt through truss span, length 140 ft.
Length of largest span: 136.2 ft.
Total length: 139.1 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 18.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 3, 1975
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.75545, -80.94449   (decimal degrees)
41°45'20" N, 80°56'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/504615/4622626 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 432466 and 432482 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
NRHP 75001315 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
ODOT 432466 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
BH 27248 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 66.5 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • January 2, 2020: New photos from Michael Miller
  • November 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • April 14, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • December 7, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 13, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 12, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view and imported photos
  • September 17, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 21, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added metal truss builder.
  • July 22, 2009: New photos from James Baughn
  • July 25, 2005: Posted photos from Jonathan Maxwell


  • Jonathan Maxwell - themaxwellshouse [at] roadrunner [dot] com
  • James Baughn - webmaster [at] bridgehunter [dot] com
  • Nathan Holth
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net
  • Richard Doody
  • Josh Schmid
  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com


Harpersfield Covered Bridge 35-04-19
Posted October 6, 2017, by Tracy Risley (rolyatycart [at] aol [dot] com)

I got married at this bridge. It was amazing.

Harpersfield Covered Bridge 35-04-19
Posted June 7, 2015, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

as per an article printed in the reading eagle located in reading pa. 6-7-15 in the life section of the paper they went into great detail about this bridge.especially about when it was built and when the truss bridge was added.this combination truss/covered bridge would be a bridge I would like to see.being from pa. it is no problem for me to drive there.