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Martinsville Road Covered Bridge 35-14-09


Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger


BH Photo #145433

Street View 


Zimri Wall, the builder of this bridge, would go on to start the Champion Bridge Company. Champion is still in business today and considers this to be their oldest project.


Covered bridge over Todd's Fork on Martinsville Road (CR 14)
Clinton County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1871 by Zimri Wall; rehabilitated 2006
- Zimri Wall
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 67.9 ft.
Deck width: 15.7 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 10, 1974
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.32983, -83.83489   (decimal degrees)
39°19'47" N, 83°50'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/255645/4357212 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 2017)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 1432001 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-14-09 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 74001421 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 27375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of November 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Very Good (8 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 76.7 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com


19th Century (9,634)
Built 1871 (146)
Built during 1870s (1,502)
Clinton County, Ohio (17)
Covered (3,342)
Have street view (30,429)
Multiple Kingpost truss (216)
NR-listed (3,027)
Ohio (5,051)
One-lane traffic (8,122)
Open (41,449)
Owned by county (22,000)
Span length 25-50 feet (16,484)
Through truss (19,033)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,885)
Truss (38,318)
Wooden deck (6,261)
Zimri Wall (2)

Update Log 

  • October 9, 2016: New photos from Mike Mullins
  • December 8, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • March 15, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • March 12, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Imported photos and added street view
  • August 17, 2009: New photos from Bill Eichelberger



Martinsville Road Covered Bridge
Posted September 1, 2009, by Ralph Taylor (taylorrw [at] verizon [dot] net)

This bridge sits on the Northwest corner of our proterty. the "Facts" should be updated for improvements provided by an overhaul that was done to it which raised its vertical hight from the original 11' 6" clearance to 14" 6". The flooring, siding and Floofing was replaced during the Fall 2006 leaving the bridge suitable for any sized standard weight & height commercial auto,truck, tractor or any other motorized traffic. New pictures are provided below

Martinsville Road Covered Bridge
Posted August 4, 2007, by Mark Meece (cloak [at] cinci [dot] rr [dot] com)

Here are two photos I took of this bridge in July 2003.