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Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x

Photos 

1989 view

Photo taken by Bill Eichelberger

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BH Photo #126198

Facts 

Overview
Multiple Kingpost through truss bridge over Raccoon Creek on CR38A in Vinton
Location
Vinton, Vinton County, Ohio
Status
Gone, replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced with new covered bridge in 2002.
Design
Added double arch.
Dimensions
Span length: 111.0 ft.
Total length: 111.0 ft.
Also called
Arbaugh Covered Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.17162, -82.33704   (decimal degrees)
39°10'18" N, 82°20'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/384501/4336673 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vales Mills
Inventory numbers
WGCB 35-82-07x (World Guide to Covered Bridges number)
BH 37644 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 9, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • February 9, 2022: New photos from Paul Plassman
  • October 3, 2015: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • December 12, 2009: Updated by Brian McKee: Added photos, World Guide Number, GPS and other information
  • October 24, 2008: New photos from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 16, 2008: New photo from Bill Eichelberger
  • October 15, 2008: Added by Bill Eichelberger

Sources 

  • Bill Eichelberger
  • Brian McKee - bjmckee51 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Paul Plassman

Comments 

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 9, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Luke,

To each their own, I suppose, so no offense to anyone that liked the movie, but... I obviously enjoyed the scenery in the movie but little else.

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 9, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

I know. Wood bridges are always the target of destruction. The Hope Bridge in British Columbia was demolished on the excuse of too much creosote made it impossible to save, but if the bridge had been a metal or concrete bridge, it would still be standing today.

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 9, 2022, by Luke

This is why some people here joke "Quick! Build a shed over it!"

At least Madison County, Iowa saw the benefit of preserving its iron/steel bridges, not just the covered bridges associated with a certain not-actually-good Clint Eastwood movie...

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 9, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Paul,

I agree. For decades I have not understood the "discrimination" that has existed in the preservation of wood vs. steel truss bridges. Too many times I have noted a steel truss bridge being quickly dispensed with, knowing full well if it were wooden, it would still be standing.

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 9, 2022, by Paul Plassman

Yikes. You would never see a covered bridge left in this shape nowadays...the same isn't true for plenty of metal trusses that look just like this unfortunately!

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 8, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Couple of more shots of this poor thing. The bridge actually had three steel supports under it.

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge 35-82-07x
Posted February 5, 2022, by RICK SHELTON (shltn [dot] rck66 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Circa 1999. Check out the floor, this poor thing was seriously trashed. Note the flood waters threatening.

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge
Posted September 19, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

This sure is a cute covered bridge. I've noticed that you have seen a lot of covered bridges and taken a lot of pictures. I have many books on covered bridges. I love them. I've been to the covered bridge festival in Parke County, Indiana. I live in northern Illinois.

Ruth

Eakins Mill Covered Bridge
Posted September 19, 2009, by Ruth Plencner (SundanceRuth [at] comcast [dot] net)

This sure is a cute covered bridge. I've noticed that you have seen a lot of covered bridges and taken a lot of pictures. I have many books on covered bridges. I love them. I've been to the covered bridge festival in Parke County, Indiana. I live in northern Illinois.

Ruth