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Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge 35-64-05



Photo taken 2004 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108410



Covered bridge over Kent's Run on Madison Road (TR 108)
Perry County, Ohio
Open to traffic
Built 1879 by William A. Dean
Covered Multiple Kingpost through truss
Length of largest span: 65.0 ft.
Total length: 65.9 ft.
Deck width: 12.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.3 ft.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90683, -82.16817   (decimal degrees)
39°54'25" N, 82°10'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/400148/4418069 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Inventory numbers
ODOT 6434533 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-64-05 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 28194 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


19th Century (7,671)
Built 1879 (99)
Built during 1870s (1,130)
Covered (1,676)
Multiple Kingpost truss (148)
NR-listed (2,964)
Ohio (3,440)
Open (40,045)
Owned by county (20,945)
Perry County, Ohio (23)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,127)
Structurally deficient (14,024)
Through truss (15,285)
Total length 50-75 feet (9,326)
Truss (33,143)
Wooden deck (6,087)

Update Log 

  • December 11, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • October 9, 2014: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 20, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 10, 2011: New photo from Chad Wilkins
  • March 13, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton



Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge 35-64-05
Posted September 22, 2015, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This Bridge is in an absolutely beautiful setting but is unfortunately a constant target for graffiti and vandalism. As far as the paint theme goes... It may have been appropriate then but looks kinda silly now. When the county painted these bridges in the 70's they removed some really nice ornamental portal decorations that were never replaced.

Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge 35-64-05
Posted September 22, 2015, by Bill Eichelberger

Ruth, these bridges were all painted in the red, white and blue scheme back in the 70's when the whole country was Bicentennial happy. I think it's just a tradition at this point more than anything.

Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge 35-64-05
Posted September 20, 2015, by Brandon Cooper

I must say this bridge gave me the creeps and this was early September I was going across it and it seems so rickety.

Jacks Hollow Covered Bridge
Posted September 20, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

Why is the front of this covered bridge painted blue? It doesn't look right, that way. I wish someone would paint or replace the wood in that area. But that is my option.