Rating:
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Helmick Mill Covered Bridge 35-58-35

Photos 

Side view

Photo taken 2005 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108389

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Covered bridge over Island Run on Milirk Road (TR 269)
Location
Morgan County, Ohio
Status
Open to one lane traffic with a weight limit
History
Built 1867; rehabilitated 1991
Design
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 33.1 ft.
Total length: 72.2 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 9.5 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 5, 1999
Also called
Island Run Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.71967, -81.94233   (decimal degrees)
39°43'11" N, 81°56'32" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/419234/4397068 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rokeby Lock
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
209
Inventory numbers
ODOT 5832284 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-58-35 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
NRHP 99000098 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 28089 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of March 2016)
Overall condition: Good
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 63.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

19th Century (6,493)
Built 1867 (45)
Built during 1860s (413)
Covered (1,405)
Have street view (24,266)
Morgan County, Ohio (18)
Multiple Kingpost truss (133)
NR-listed (2,852)
Ohio (2,996)
One-lane traffic (7,519)
Open (37,713)
Owned by county (19,149)
Span length 25-50 feet (14,329)
Through truss (13,293)
Total length 50-75 feet (8,714)
Truss (30,072)
Wooden deck (5,905)

Update Log 

  • October 1, 2015: New Street View added by Brandon Cooper
  • August 13, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 15, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view and imported photo
  • February 20, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton

Sources 

Comments 

Helmick Mill Covered Bridge
Posted August 19, 2008, by Anthony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

It's good to see this bridge being restored. Adding arches may be a bit of an historic compromise, but it allows for removal of the ugly bracing underneath. Does anyone know the best time of year to see this bridge with more water flowing under it? I was in Morgan County in July but wasn't close to this bridge. Would like to get back to see it. I did visit the Barkhurst Mill (Williams) bridge, and despite the fact that it's been abandoned and unmaintained for a long time, it's still in very good shape.

Helmick Mill Covered Bridge
Posted August 17, 2008, by ALAN STONEBURNER (astoneburner [at] dishmail [dot] net)

9-17-2008

PICTURES OF REHAB WORK

Helmick Mill Covered Bridge
Posted September 17, 2007, by Richard Crum (dscrum [at] psci [dot] net)

Hi,

Way back in the late '50s and early '60s us kids would ride bikes, motorscooters, and anything else that would get us down there to the bridge so we could swim. The hill being too steep and long to pedal up, we had to push our bikes back up the hill to go home. I lived about the farthest away. I had to go west on Morgan County Rd. #3 to the Morgan/Perry county line, which is where we lived at the time. Those days are some of my best memories. Whenever we get back that way and we have enough time, I try to see the old bridge. I don't suppose it's fit to swim in any more. I wonder if there are any plans to do any restorative work on it in the near future? It looks like it could use some! This could be one of, if not the most scenic spot in the county, in my opinion. Still own part of the old (farm?) and hope to move back soon. Thanks, Dick Crum

Helmick Mill Covered Bridge
Posted September 2, 2007, by Alan Stoneburner (astoneburner [at] dishmail [dot] net)

Pictures taken 9-2-2007

Bridge needs some work