Eldean in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Eldean Covered Bridge
Originally known as Allen's Mill Bridge, the Eldean Covered Bridge was built over the Great Miami River in 1860 for Miami County by the Hamilton Brothers of nearby Piqua. Its 224 feet place it among Ohio's longest covered bridges and the longest in the nation that follows an 1830 Stephen H. Long patent, considered America's first science-based bridge design. The Long system added strength through a series of hand-driven wedges. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the bridge was restored in 2005/2006.
Erected 2007 by Miami County Milestones Committee, Miami Foundation, Troy Foundation, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 19-55.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 40° 4.672′ N, 84° 13.025′ W. Marker is in Eldean, Ohio, in Miami County. Click for map. Marker is in Covered Bridge Park, about 50 feet west of the west end of the bridge, which crosses the Great Miami River. The bridge and marker are about 100 feet south of Eldean Road and about 700 feet east of the intersection of Eldean Road (County Road 33) and County Road 25A. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Overfield Tavern (approx. 2.7 miles away); Troy's Public Square & Third Courthouse (approx. 2.7 miles away); Engine Storage Location (approx. 2.8 miles away); Dilts Warehouse Plant No. 1 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Junior Girls Canteen 1943-1946 (approx. 3.2 miles away); Staunton Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.3 miles away); Piqua's Early African-American Heritage (approx. 3.7 miles away).
Regarding Eldean Covered Bridge. As of early 2010, the bridge remained open to light vehicle traffic.
Also see . . .
1. Eldean Covered Bridge. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on Covered Bridges. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features •
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