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Elkton in Columbiana County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Church Hill Road Bridge / Timber Covered Bridges

 
 
Church Hill Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
1. Church Hill Road Bridge Marker
Inscription.  This covered bridge, over Middle Run, Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, is the shortest covered bridge in the United States still standing on a once-used public highway, having a clear span of 19 feet and 3 inches. It is an example, rarely found covered, of the simplest, most basic truss design, the two-panel king post truss. It has withstood the rigors of time and traffic since the 1870s and stands in eloquent testimony of the fine craftsmanship of the early Ohio bridge builders.

Timber Covered Bridges were vital links in the early road, railroad and canal systems of Ohio and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the State. They were covered with roof and siding to protect the heavy timber trusses from the weather. Many of them have carried their loads and served their communities for well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, adz, pitsaw, and froe, were able to construct by hand, these sturdy bridges.
 
Erected 1963 by The Columbiana County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-15.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker
Church Hill Road Bridge Marker, Side 2 image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, May 20, 2006
2. Church Hill Road Bridge Marker, Side 2
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is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list.
 
Location. 40° 45.836′ N, 80° 42.648′ W. Marker is in Elkton, Ohio, in Columbiana County. Marker is on Ohio Route 154 east of Scroggs Road (Local Route 795). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lisbon OH 44432, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Firestone Bros. Bankers (approx. 3 miles away); Civil War Naval Cannon (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Brick Building (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rebecca Furnace (approx. 4.2 miles away); Stone House (approx. 4.3 miles away).
 
Church Hill Road Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, May 20, 2006
3. Church Hill Road Bridge and Marker
Church Hill Road Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, October 26, 2014
4. Church Hill Road Bridge Marker
Church Hill Road Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Elia J. Prats, May 20, 2006
5. Church Hill Road Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2006, by Elia J. Prats of Columbus, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,724 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on May 21, 2006, by Elia J. Prats of Columbus, Ohio.   4. submitted on October 26, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on May 21, 2006, by Elia J. Prats of Columbus, Ohio. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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