Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Trail
Some look upon these engineering feats and appreciate the craftsmanship and ingenuity of the builders. Others are in awe of the simple beauty of the historic structure as part of the landscape: magical and colorful crossings set against the area’s rolling hills and vineyards. Covered bridges offer a one-of-a-kind look at a bygone era.
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Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Trail
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When visiting a covered bridge location, simply check in using your phone's built in GPS and earn yourself an Ashtabula County themed prize!
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Benetka Road Covered Bridge
A 138 ft. Town lattice with Arch bridge, Benetka was built about 1900 spanning the Ashtabula River. It was renovated in 1985 when a laminated arch 9 in. wide, 38 in. thick, the length of the bridge was added.
Caine Road Covered Bridge
This first Pratt truss bridge in Ohio was built in 1986 to honor Ashtabula County's 175th Anniversary. The 124 foot long bridge traverses the west branch of the Ashtabula River in Pierpont Twp.
Creek Road Covered Bridge
The construction date of this 125 ft. Town lattice bridge is unknown. It sits 25 feet above the Conneaut Creek and was extensively renovated in 1994.
Doyle Road Covered Bridge
A 94 ft. long Town lattice bridge built in 1868. Doyle spans Mill Creek. Mill Creek is a tributary of the Grand River. This bridge was renovated in 1987 when a laminated arch was added.
Giddings Road Covered Bridge
Pratt truss construction was used for this 107 ft. bridge built in 1995 with funding from an ODOT Timber Grant. It crosses Mill Creek in Jefferson Twp.
Graham Road Covered Bridge
The Graham Road Bridge, which was built from remnants of a bridge washed downstream in the 1913 flood, now sits in a small park on the south side of the road. The 97 ft. Town truss was over the west branch of the Ashtabula River in Pierpont Twp.
Harpersfield Covered Bridge
This two span Howe truss bridge is 228 ft. long, formerly the longest covered bridge in Ohio. It is now the second longest in the State. It spans the Grand River which is the primary drainage channel of western Ashtabula County. The bridge was built in 1868 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Located int he County Metropark it is a great place to picnic. A flood in 1913 washed soil away from the north end of the bridge and changed the river channel. The steel bridge was then attached. A walkway was added in 1991-1992 when the bridge was renovated.Show more
Mechanicsville Road Covered Bridge
The longest single span Covered Bridge in Ashtabula County, this 156 ft. Howe truss with arch was built over the Grand River in 1867. The arch is 15 layers of 2x8 lumber and is encased by large beams which from the X's of the Howe truss. Believed to be the oldest of the County's covered bridges, this bridge was renovated and opened to traffic in the fall of 2003.Show more
Middle Road Covered Bridge
This 136 ft. Howe Truss bridge was built in 1868 over Conneaut Creek, which is the longest river in eastern Ashtabula County. It was reconstructed in 1984 with the help of three volunteers and four college students.
Netcher Road Covered Bridge
The bridge is constructed over Mill Creek in Jefferson Twp. and features a timber arch with inverted Haupt walls. The "Neo Victorian" design structure is 110 feet long, 22 feet wide and 14 feet six inches high. Construction was funded by an ODOT Timber Grant and was opened to traffic in 1999.
Olin Covered Bridge
Located on Dewey Road in Plymouth Twp., Olin is the only bridge named for a family. Olin's have owned property next to the bridge since it was built in 1873. The 115 ft. Town lattice structure over the Ashtabula River was renovated in 1985.
Riverdale Road Covered Bridge
This 114 ft. Town lattice bridge sits high above the Grand River. It was built in 1874. The floor was rebuilt in 1981 and glue laminated wood girders were added. Center steel bracing had been replaced under the bridge in 1945. The road at the east end of the bridge washed out in 1987 and a new concrete abutment was built for added support.Show more
Riverview Covered Bridge
This bridge is 150' long and 14' wide, making it one of the county's larger bridges, yet it carries only pedestrian traffic. It mirrors the Pratt arch design of it's big brother, Smolen-Gulf, which rises above the pedestrian structure. Both cross the Ashtabula River at Indian Trails Park. Riverview, dedicated in 2016, provides exercise trails and a place to enjoy the beautiful river scenery.Show more
Root Road Covered Bridge
A 114 ft. Town lattice built in 1868, Root crosses the Ashtabula River. It was raised 18 in. during the rehabilitation in 1982-83 and new laminated girders and a center concrete pier were added.
Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge
The longest covered bridge in the United States is of Pratt Truss construction. Engineering and structural design by John Smolen (former County Engineer) and architectural design by Timothy Martin (current County Engineer) the bridge was dedicated August 26, 2008. The bridge is 613 ft. long and stands 93 ft. above the Ashtabula River. With clear width of 30 ft. and height of 14 ft 6 in. it will support full legal load traffic and has a life expectancy of 100 years.Show more
South Denmark Rd Covered Bridge
Built in 1890 this Town lattice bridge spans Mill Creek. The 81 ft. structure was bypassed in 1975 but is easily accessible.
State Road Covered Bridge
Containing 97,000 ft. of southern pine and oak, the State Road Bridge was erected in 1983 across the Conneaut Creek. The 152 ft. Town lattice span was the first covered bridge designed and built by County Engineer John Smolen, Jr. A four foot tall window extends the length of the bridge showing the Town lattice construction. The dedication of the bridge in 1983 was the forerunner of the Covered Bridge Festival.Show more
West Liberty Street Covered Bridge
Clearance 15'0' (10.6 mi. from Doyle Rd. Bridge) The shortest covered bridge in the United States spans only 18ft. Its design is one of a kind. The structure is supported by a single Kingpost and its roof is a Scissor Truss which gives the bridge a lighter, open feeling. The roof has a more pronounced slope than a typical timber covered bridge. This, along with the extended overhangs, eaves and rakes, give the bridge a floating appearance. The bridge includes a toll keeper booth to remind visitors of pioneer days when travelers often had to pay for the privilage of crossing a bridge. The timber for the bridge was donated from locally grown timber. The bridge was modularly constructed by students on the campus of the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School.Show more
Windsor Mills Covered Bridge
Located in a very picturesque area of the county, Windsor Mills Bridge spans Phelps Creek, a tributary of the Grand River. Built in 1867 the Town Lattice sits atop cut stone abutments with unique center supports. One is of sandstone quarried nearby. The other in contrast is made from creek stone. Windsor Mills Bridge is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. This bridge was renovated in 2002 & 2003 and was once again opened to traffic in the fall of 2003.Show more