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Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge 35-58-15


Photo taken by Anthony Dillon in July 2008


BH Photo #116437


Photos of restored bridge can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152629582333530....


Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Wolf Creek on TR21
Morgan County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1872 NE of Chesterhill, restoration completed in July 2014.
Multiple Kingpost through truss
Span length: 81.0 ft.
Total length: 81.0 ft.
Also called
Williams Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.50283, -81.83399   (decimal degrees)
39°30'10" N, 81°50'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/428296/4372910 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-58-15 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 36801 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (9,188)
Built 1872 (137)
Built during 1870s (1,422)
Covered (2,871)
Morgan County, Ohio (21)
Multiple Kingpost truss (202)
Ohio (4,860)
Open (41,247)
Preserved (1,240)
Span length 75-100 feet (6,744)
Through truss (18,178)
Total length 75-100 feet (6,957)
Truss (37,204)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • May 25, 2015: New photos from Janis Ford
  • August 25, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Bridge restored and reopened to traffic
  • February 16, 2010: Updated by Anthony Dillon: Added GPS coordinates
  • July 4, 2008: Added by Anthony Dillon


  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Janis Ford
  • Bill Eichelberger


Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge 35-58-15
Posted March 1, 2018, by Paul Farrier (paulfarrier [at] gmail [dot] comm)

Old and new pictures show an arch. A multiple kingpost with an arch is called a Burr Arch. Why isn't this bridge a Burr Arch?

The bridge was being used as a carriage house when I visited it. Is this a public or privately owned bridge?

Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge
Posted October 6, 2009, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

There was indeed a gristmill close to the bridge which it derived it's name from. People in and around Chesterhill don't know it by this name, they call it the Williams Bridge. Some accounts have the old mill standing into the 90's. Bryan Ketcham in his 1969 book only makes reference to it being there in "earlier days". Last year when I was there I could find no evidence of one. There was a house close by, and perhaps it was built on the foundation of the old mill.

Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge
Posted October 6, 2009, by Todd aka "bridgebuilder" (mrwalk08 [at] aol [dot] com)

Anthony Dillon takes very excellent pictures. The bridge is probably named from a mill that may have existed at one time. It would be a sweet research project to look up the history of the bridge. I would do it if I was near it.

Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge
Posted October 6, 2009, by Julia Barkhurst Fountain (jnfountain [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Photos are beautiful. Does anyone know which Barkhurst the bridge was named for or any details about its history?