Roberts Covered Bridge - Eaton, Ohio
N 39° 44.433 W 084° 38.308
16S E 702351 N 4401628
Quick Description: Located in a city park on the south side of Eaton, Ohio. (Preble County)
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/16/2008 6:24:33 PM
Waymark Code: WM3CXA
Roberts Bridge formerly spanned Seven Mile Creek. The bridge was built by Orlistus Roberts in 1829, which makes the Roberts Bridge the oldest in Ohio. The 90' bridge rests on stone abutments. Roberts Bridge is the only double-barrelled covered bridge in Ohio and is one of only six left in the United States.
On August 5, 1986, the bridge was burned by arsonists. The fire destroyed most of the bridge. The fire was a great tragedy because it not only ruined the oldest bridge in Ohio, but the only double-barrelled bridge in Ohio. Roberts Bridge, after being dismantled, sandblasted, and reassembled at a cost of over $150,000, is now located in a city park on the south edge of Eaton.
Current Condition of Bridge: Excellent
Web Address: [Web Link]
Description of Covered Bridge:
The Roberts Bridge has three trusses, one in the center and one on each side of the bridge. Each truss has a multiple kingpost truss encased by two Burr arches. The interior features runners on either side and the three double Burr arches. The exterior has red wood siding.
Year Built: 1829
Parking (If not at the bridge):: Park right by the bridge
Location (Road - City - State - Country): S. Beach St. Eaton, Ohio, USA
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