Hune Covered Bridge

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Hune Covered Bridge
Hune Covered Bridge.jpg
A vehicle crossing the bridge
Hune Covered Bridge is located in Ohio
Hune Covered Bridge
Hune Covered Bridge is located in the US
Hune Covered Bridge
Location State Route 26 in Lawrence Township, Washington County
Nearest city Dart, Ohio
Coordinates 39°30′38″N 81°15′2″W / 39.51056°N 81.25056°W / 39.51056; -81.25056Coordinates: 39°30′38″N 81°15′2″W / 39.51056°N 81.25056°W / 39.51056; -81.25056
Area less than one acre
Built 1879
Architect Rollin Meredith
Architectural style Long Truss
NRHP Reference # 76001545[1]
Added to NRHP October 8, 1976

The Hune Covered Bridge is a historic wooden covered bridge in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Ohio. Located northeast of the community of Dart,[1] it spans the Little Muskingum River in northeastern Lawrence Township in the eastern part of Washington County.[2] Local bridge builder Rollin Meredith erected it in 1879,[1] using the Long Truss style of truss bridge design; the single-span bridge was named for the locally prominent Hune family. Among its design features are a metal roof, abutments of cut stone, and vertical siding. As a Long Truss, the Hune Bridge is a valuable example of nineteenth-century architecture: few examples of this complicated style survive to the present day.[3] In 1976, the Hune Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, both because of its place in local history and because of its historically significant construction.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ DeLorme. Ohio Atlas & Gazetteer. 7th ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, 72-73. ISBN 0-89933-281-1.
  3. ^ Owen, Lorrie K., ed. Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places. Vol. 2. St. Clair Shores: Somerset, 1999, 1394.