Near Norwich in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges
Salt Creek Bridge
This covered bridge, spanning Salt Creek in Perry Township, Muskingum County was erected in the 1870s. It is a splendid example of an Ohio covered bridge built with Warren type trusses. It is being preserved as an important illustration of the sound, fine craftsmanship of the early bridge builders of Ohio. This plaque has been erected to give these men the honor they greatly deserve.
Timber Covered Bridges
Timber covered bridges were vital lines 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 well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, pitsaw and froe, were able to construct these sturdy bridges by hand.
Erected 1963 by Ohio Covered Bridge Committee, Southern Ohio Covered Bridge Association, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 1-60.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
Location. 39° 59.937′ N, 81° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Norwich OH 43767, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Motels (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mile Markers (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Historic National Road (approx. 1.9 miles away); The Historic National Road in Ohio (approx. 1.9 miles away); Zane’s Trace Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Warren Pony Truss Bridge (approx. 1.9 miles away); First Traffic Fatality in Ohio/The National Road (approx. 2.8 miles away); S-Bridge (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norwich.
Regarding Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges. Another marker, "Restoration of the Salt Creek Covered Bridge," is found inside the bridge but is heavily marked with graffiti. It notes the corporate and individual donors who made possible the 1997/1998 restoration.
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,399 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 6, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.