Covered bridge series
Olin Bridge county’s only extant covered bridge with family name
When Barrie Bottorf speaks of the Dewey Road covered bridge, it is always possessively, even though it is a county bridge.
‘First Covered Bridge’ fondly recalled
It was known as “The First Covered Bridge.”
Spring Street bridge tackled Gulf divide
Motorists and pedestrians alike cross the Ashtabula River with ease, giving little thought to the structures that facilitate our travel.
Benetka Road has distinctive redwood siding
In an era when youngsters played outdoors and having fun consumed more human calories than foreign oil, Sheffield Township’s Benetka Road hill provided an ideal spot for sled riding.
Forgotten crossings escaped documentation
Many of Ashtabula County’s covered bridges are well documented, making a list of 48 legacy bridges, including the 12 that have survived.
Plymouth Township man recalls construction of Caine Road bridge
The first time Ashtabula County engineer John Smolen built a new covered bridge in Ashtabula County, he built it on dry land and then pulled the bridge across the State Road gap.
The senseless fiery death of Old Number Three
Robert and Catherine Ellsworth were among the first to arrive at the sickening sight of the Blaine Road covered bridge engulfed by fire.
A few miles southeast of Kingsville, the hamlet of Kelloggsville once had a covered bridge that crossed the Ashtabula River on Stanhope-Kelloggsville Road.
Mill Creek crossing reborn
There is no person alive who knows the Eagleville Covered Bridge like Gary Hewitt.
Doyle Road bridge has served byway travelers since 1868
Legend states that the Doyle Road covered bridge, 35-04-36, was built to look like a bridge in the Vermont hometown of the carpenter who built it.
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