Harpersfield Covered Bridge
|Locale||Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States|
|Design||double span, Howe truss|
|Total length||228 feet (69.5 m)|
Harpersfield Bridge is a covered bridge spanning the Grand River in Harpersfield Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. This double-span Howe truss bridge, one of currently 16 drivable covered bridges in the county, is the third longest covered bridge in Ohio at 228 feet. A flood in 1913 washed away the land at the north end of the bridge, and the steel span was subsequently attached. The bridge features a walkway, added during its renovation in 1991-92. The bridge also features an Ashtabula County MetroPark at its north end, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-19, and it is located approximately 3.4 mi (5.4 km) south of Geneva.
Directions to bridge
- From Interstate 90 exit 218, head south on State Route 534 approximately 0.2 miles.
- Turn right (south) on Harpersfield Road (C-154) and continue 0.9 miles to the bridge.
- 1868 – Bridge constructed.
- 1913 – Steel span added
- 1962 – Bypassed when State Route 534 was rerouted around the settlement of Harpersfield.
- 1991-92 – Bridge renovated.
- Length: 228 feet (69.5 m)
- Overhead clearance: 12 feet 9 inches (3.9 m)
- http://www.coveredbridgefestival.org/bridges.htm Ashtabula County Ohio Covered Bridge Festival
- http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/ohio/htm/3500419.htm Ohio Covered Bridges List, 35-04-19
- http://local.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&cp=41.762696~-80.945202&style=h&lvl=14&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&rtp=pos.qyvcz487n07b_Origin~pos.qysdgf87n5ft_Destination Windows Live Local
- Official Transportation Map archive, Ohio Department of Transportation
- Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark (Ashtabula County Metroparks)
- Ohio Covered Bridges List
- Ohio Covered Bridge Homepage
- The Covered Bridge Numbering System
- Ohio Historic Bridge Association
- Harpersfield Road Covered Bridge ("Ohio's Covered Bridges", Office of Structural Engineering, Ohio Department of Transportation)