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. Touch 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. Historic Lock 12 (approx. 2.1 miles away); Hobart Brothers Company (approx. 2.1 miles away); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 2½ miles away); Miami County War Quota Plaque (approx. 2.6 miles away); LFWB&G Building (approx. 2.7 miles away); Sheriff’s House and Jail (approx. 2.7 miles away); Courthouses and Jail (approx. 2.7 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit on Covered Bridges. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Man-Made Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 841 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.