Covered Bridges

Modern and historic covered bridge tour.

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Buck Run Covered Bridge

This bridge is currently the longest single-span wooden bridge in Ohio. 

 

Bridge Stats:

Length: 160 feet
Built: 2006
Builder: Righter Company
Spans: Big Darby Creek

Spain Creek Covered Bridge

This quaint bridge is Union County's smallest covered bridge. In 2008 and 2016, the bridge was rehabilitated after heavy machinery damaged the overhead braces. Notice the “bridge-within-a-bridge” concept. This design allows the covered bridge to rest, while the bridge inside carries the weight of traffic. Spain Creek is designated an Exceptional Warm Water Habitat and Cold Water Habitat by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

 

Bridge Stats:

Length: 64 feet
Built: 1870s
Builder: Partridge
Spans: Spain Creek
Historical Marker

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North Lewisburg Road Covered Bridge

This modern bridge has a modified Pratt truss with substructures built out of the creek at a cost of $1.6 million. This is the original site of the Pottersburg Bridge. When the one-lane Pottersburg Bridge could no longer handle the growing volume of traffic, it was decided to move the Pottersburg Bridge to a nearby multi-purpose trail. Once the original bridge was safely moved, it was promptly replaced with this modern covered bridge.

 

Bridge Stats:

​​Length: 135 feet
Year: 2006
Builder: Righter Company
Spans: Big Darby Creek

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Pottersburg Covered Bridge

This bridge was formerly in the location of the North Lewisburg Road Covered Bridge. When Honda built their North American Headquarters nearby the one-lane bridge became insufficient for the increase in traffic. In order to "save" the bridge, it was moved on a trailer to a "rails to trails" project down the road. The Pottersburg bridge is now part of a 1.9 mile paved multi-purpose trail. In 1949 extensive repairs were made. Three 6 feet by 10 feet I-beams were placed under each corner span. The full-length canopy and side windows were added in 1937. 
 

Bridge Stats:

Length: 94 feet
Built: 1868
Builder: Partridge
Spans: Old Rail Bed
Historical Marker

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