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Cox Covered Bridge 35-82-10



Photo taken 2005 by Gregory S. Hamilton

BH Photo #108452

Street View 

Brief History 

Written by Sherman Cahal

The covered Queenpost through truss was constructed in 1884 by the Diltz & Steele Company.

In August 1992, the county Engineer's office moved the covered bridge 20 feet north onto new concrete foundations. The ends of the bridge were jacked up and metal runners were placed under them. Strips of plywood were laid down on both banks of the creek, nailed together and coated with grease. Steel cables were fastened to the runners under the ends of the bridge and attached to front loaders which pulled the bridge to the new site.

The Cox Covered Bridge was restored in 2004. It was funded through a grant from the Ohio's Hill Country Heritage Area and the Ohio Governor's Office of Appalachia.


Covered bridge over Brushy Fork on CR 20
Vinton County, Ohio
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1884 by Diltz & Steele; bypassed and closed to traffic in 1992
Queenpost through truss
Length of largest span: 40.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 11.5 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.36600, -82.46067   (decimal degrees)
39°21'58" N, 82°27'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/374169/4358410 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
Inventory numbers
ODOT 8230676 (Ohio Dept. of Transportation structure file number)
WGCB 35-82-10 (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 28539 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of January 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2019: New photo from Janis Ford
  • April 19, 2017: Essay added by Sherman Cahal
  • December 13, 2015: New photos from Jack Schmidt
  • September 9, 2014: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • March 19, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added street view & imported photo
  • December 12, 2009: New photos from Brian McKee
  • January 30, 2006: Posted photos from Gregory S. Hamilton