Harpersfield Covered Bridge

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Harpersfield Bridge
Harpersfield (Ashtabula County, Ohio) Covered Bridge 1.jpg
Locale Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Design double span, Howe truss
Total length 228 feet (69.5 m)
Construction begin 1868
Harpersfield Covered Bridge Dot Map.png

Map of Ohio highlighting Ashtabula County.svg

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.[1] The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-19,[2] and it is located approximately 3.4 mi (5.4 km) south of Geneva.

History[edit]

  • 1868 – Bridge constructed.[1]
  • 1913 – Steel span added
  • 1962 – Bypassed when State Route 534 was rerouted around the settlement of Harpersfield.[3]
  • 1991-92 – Bridge renovated.[1]

Dimensions[edit]

  • Length: 228 feet (69.5 m)
  • Overhead clearance: 12 feet 9 inches (3.9 m)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.coveredbridgefestival.org/bridges.htm Ashtabula County Ohio Covered Bridge Festival
  2. ^ http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/ohio/htm/3500419.htm Ohio Covered Bridges List, 35-04-19
  3. ^ Official Transportation Map archive, Ohio Department of Transportation

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°45′21″N 80°56′40″W / 41.75589°N 80.94433°W / 41.75589; -80.94433