Eldean Covered Bridge - Troy, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 40° 04.666 W 084° 13.026
16T E 737293 N 4440100
Quick Description: Historic covered bridge located north of Troy, Ohio.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2008 6:20:07 AM
Waymark Code: WM40GG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 79

Long Description:

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. ~ text of marker

Current Condition of Bridge: Restored

Web Address: [Web Link]

Description of Covered Bridge:
Restored Long patent truss bridge.


Year Built: 1860

Parking (If not at the bridge):: South end of bridge in park

Location (Road - City - State - Country): N of Troy, Ohio across Miami River on Farver Road

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