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Kingsmill Covered Bridge 35-51-21


Kingsmill Covered Bridge

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The $3.2 million project, the countyís largest bridge project to date, is being built by RG Zachrich Construction of Defiance. Deputy county engineer Phil Wright said 95 percent of the funding is coming from the federal government, with the balance coming from a road fund generated from gas taxes.

Marionís covered bridge design has a mix of features from three new bridges in Union County, and has a basic structure similar to the Mill Creek Bridge near Ostrander in Delaware County, with asphalt paving over a wooded deck and glue laminated wooden supports, tongue and groove cider shingle side panels and a steel roof design to look like shakes. Steel rods laced throughout the structure maintains the tension of the sides, which will afford open views to the river.


Truss bridge
Marion County, Ohio
Built 2016
- R.G. Zachrich Construction
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.51243, -83.05334   (decimal degrees)
40°30'45" N, 83°03'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/326038/4486660 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Marion East
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-51-21 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 71109 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Built 2016 (36)
Built during 2010s (439)
Covered (1,676)
Marion County, Ohio (22)
Modern (2,459)
Ohio (3,440)
R.G. Zachrich Construction (2)
Truss (33,149)
Unknown status (1,511)

Update Log 

  • September 28, 2020: New photos from David Case
  • February 24, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV


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Kingsmill Covered Bridge
Posted August 8, 2016, by Paul Farrier (paulfarrier [at] gmail [dot] com)

Sources that I've seen call it Kings Mill Covered Bridge, including the sign on bridge.

Kingsmill Covered Bridge
Posted April 12, 2016, by Michael Taylor

Normally I dislike modern bridges but this thing looks very unique. An odd mix of multiple architectural styles here... A rather unusual bridge.