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Near North Lewisburg in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Spain Creek Covered Bridge
 
Spain Creek Covered Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Spain Creek Covered Bridge Marker
 
Inscription. The Spain Creek Covered Bridge was designed and constructed by Reuben Partridge in the 1870s. Partridge began his bridge building career in 1866. At a length of 64 feet, the bridge is the smallest of Union County's historic covered bridges. Spain Creek flows under the bridge to its nearby confluence with Big Darby Creek. The Spain Creek Bridge is one of five remaining covered bridges designed and built by Partridge. Four of them are in Union County while one is in Franklin County. The windows and awnings are not original, having been added prior to the 1930s. The bridge was rehabilitated in 1988 by constructing a bridge inside the covered bridge. The large wood girders and wood floor panels carry today's traffic load. The old wood trusses currently carry only their own weight as well as the weight of the roof and siding.
 
Erected 2009 by Union County Convention and Visitors Bureau and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 9-80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 13.712′ N, 83° 31.378′ W. Marker is near North Lewisburg, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is on Inskeep-Cratty Road (County Route 163) west of Ohio Route 245
 
Spain Creek Covered Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Spain Creek Covered Bridge Marker
View looking north of the historical marker and the Spain Creek Covered Bridge.
 
, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the southeast side of the covered bridge. Marker is in this post office area: North Lewisburg OH 43060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pottersburg Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Darby Creek (approx. 6.3 miles away); Union County Chapter 55 D.A.V. Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Company E, 166th Infantry, 42nd (Rainbow) DivisionWorld War Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); AMVETS Post 28 Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.9 miles away); Soldier's Circle (approx. 7 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away); a different marker also named Veterans of Foreign Wars War Memorial (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. 35-80-02 (Spain Creek Covered Bridge). This is a link to photos and detailed locational information regarding the Spain Creek Covered Bridge. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. Ohio Covered Bridges List. This is a link to information on Ohio's Covered Bridges that is provided by Dale Travis. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Spain Creek Covered Bridge. This is a link to a series of photographs of the Spain Creek Covered Bridge. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Spain Creek Covered Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Spain Creek Covered Bridge
View from the southwest corner of the southern end of the Spain Creek Covered Bridge.
 

4. The Bridge Builder of Union County. This is a link to information on the builder of the Spain Creek Covered Bridge, Reuben L. Partridge. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Spain Creek Covered Bridge Photo, Click for full size
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Spain Creek Covered Bridge
View from the southwest corner of the western side of the Spain Creek Covered Bridge.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 655 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
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