Eldean Covered Bridge

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Eldean Covered Bridge
Eldean Covered Bridge.jpg
Photo in 2002 by Jet Lowe
Eldean Covered Bridge is located in Ohio
Eldean Covered Bridge
Eldean Covered Bridge is located in the US
Eldean Covered Bridge
Nearest city Troy, Ohio
Coordinates 40°4′40″N 84°13′0″W / 40.07778°N 84.21667°W / 40.07778; -84.21667Coordinates: 40°4′40″N 84°13′0″W / 40.07778°N 84.21667°W / 40.07778; -84.21667
Area less than one acre
Built 1860 (1860)
Architectural style Long truss
NRHP Reference # 75001492[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP February 20, 1975
Designated NHL December 23, 2016

The Eldean Covered Bridge spans the Great Miami River in Miami County, Ohio and was built in 1860.[2] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

It is an example of a "Long truss" bridge, i.e. of design by Stephen H. Long.[2]

At 224 feet long for its two spans, it is the longest surviving example of its type.[3] The Old Blenheim Bridge, in New York, with a total length of 232 feet in a single span was longer but was destroyed by a flood in 2011.

On December 23, 2016, the Eldean Covered Bridge was designated a National Historic Landmark, as one of the nation's best-preserved examples of a 19th-century long truss bridge.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b HAER document
  3. ^ http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM40GG_Eldean_Covered_Bridge_Troy_Ohio
  4. ^ "Weekly list of actions 2/16/2017 through 3/2/2017". National Park Service. Retrieved 2017-03-09.