Olin's Covered Bridge

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Olin's Bridge
Olin's Covered Bridge (Ashtabula County, Ohio) 1.jpg
Coordinates 41°51′46″N 80°43′15″W / 41.86278°N 80.72083°W / 41.86278; -80.72083Coordinates: 41°51′46″N 80°43′15″W / 41.86278°N 80.72083°W / 41.86278; -80.72083
Locale Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States
Characteristics
Design single span, Town truss
Total length 115 feet (35.1 m)
History
Construction start 1873

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Olin's Bridge, or Olin Bridge, or Olin-Dewey Road Bridge[1] is a covered bridge that carries Dewey Road over the Ashtabula River in Plymouth Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. The bridge, one of currently 16 drivable bridges in the county, is a single span Town truss design, and is currently the only bridge in the county named for a family. The Olin family has owned property next to the bridge since it was built.[2] Members of the Olin family also operate a small museum and gift shop just east of the bridge at the house previously owned by Joyce Grandbouche. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-03,[3] and it is located approximately 3.6 mi (5.7 km) east of Ashtabula.

History[edit]

  • 1873 – Bridge constructed.[2]
  • 1985 – Bridge renovated.[2]

The Olin family owned land next to the bridge. Alson and Alvina (Bennett) Olin were a pioneering family, coming to this area in 1832 from New York. His son Alson Olin, bought land in 1860, next to where the bridge now sits.

Dimensions[edit]

  • Length: 115 feet (35.1 m)
  • Overhead clearance: 12 feet (3.7 m)

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olin-Dewey Road Bridge". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.coveredbridgefestival.org/bridges.htm Ashtabula County Ohio Covered Bridge Festival
  3. ^ http://www.dalejtravis.com/bridge/ohio/htm/3500403.htm Ohio Covered Bridges List, 35-04-03

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