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Bellpoint Covered Bridge

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Circa 1913

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BH Photo #455636

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Description 

Reportedly the longest bridge built by Reuban Partridge, according to Miriam Wood's book "The Covered Bridges of Ohio: An Atlas and History".

Facts 

Overview
Lost Partridge through truss bridge over Scioto River on Old 42
Location
Bellpoint, Delaware County, Ohio
Status
Destroyed in the Great 1913 Flood.
History
Built in 1877 by Reuben Partridge; destroyed by the 1913 flood.
Builder
- Reuben Partridge of Wilmington, New York/Marysville, Ohio
Design
Partridge through truss
Dimensions
Total length: 271.0 ft.
Also called
Bellepoint Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24624, -83.14841   (decimal degrees)
40°14'46" N, 83°08'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/317265/4457302 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 86585 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 14, 2021: Updated by Paul Plassman: Added description
  • September 2, 2019: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder, truss type and build date. Fixed typos
  • September 2, 2019: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein

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