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Eldean in Miami County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Eldean Covered Bridge

 
 
Eldean Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
1. Eldean Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
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.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
 
Location. 40° 4.672′ N, 84° 13.025′ W. Marker is in Eldean, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker is in Covered Bridge Park,
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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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eldean Bridge (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Eldean Covered Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Twin Arch Stone Culvert (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Lock 12 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hobart Brothers Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Troy Civil War Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eldean.
 
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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on Covered Bridges. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Eldean Covered Bridge. (Submitted on February 13, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio.)
 
Eldean Covered Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
2. Eldean Covered Bridge and Marker
Eldean Covered Bridge Sign on West End image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
3. Eldean Covered Bridge Sign on West End
Eldean Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
4. Eldean Covered Bridge
Over Great Miami River
Eldean Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
5. Eldean Covered Bridge
Looking east through bridge.
Eldean Covered Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., March 6, 2010
6. Eldean Covered Bridge
Long Truss design.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,076 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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