This is the Newest Covered bridge in Astabula County,Ohio
SMOLEN-GULF (2.6 miles from Olin Bridge)
The longest covered bridge in the United States is of Pratt Truss construction. Engineering and structural design by John Smolen (former County Engineer) and architectural design by Timothy Martin (current County Engineer) the bridge was dedicated August 26, 2008. The bridge is 613 ft. long and stands 93 ft. above the Ashtabula River. With clear width of 30 ft. and height of 14 ft. 6 in. it will support full legal load traffic and has a life expectancy of 100 years.
I had done a posting about this bridge with a video of it under construction.and I thought that everyone might like to see the finidhed project.
What a neat bridge! I love that they made it a covered bridge. You don\’t see those around much anymore!
I remember that post way back when Mike. Wow, I\’ve been one of your regulars for a very long time. Good for me.This is a really cool bridge. I\’d love to see it in person. Maybe someday.Have a terrific day Mike. Big hug. 🙂
That is awesome Mike. Stupid question here, do they make covered bridges that have curves, not always straight?
I haven\’t seen a covered bridge in years. That was interesting.
Wow what an architecture marvel. Splendid. All the best for Kenny and Carol.
Mari,tha county decided that tey wanted it be be a covered bridge and I\’m glad they did.Sandee,yep I would like to go see it as well.but that may take a while not enought \”pit stops\’ between here and their. I am glad that you have been one of my regulars.Anon Drifter,glad you enjoyed the posting.Ailurophile,I\’m glad you enjoyed this one.