Church Hill Road Bridge

Church Hill Road Bridge (HM1VG)

Location: Lisbon, OH 44432 Columbiana County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 45.836', W 80° 42.648'

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This covered bridge, over Middle Run, Elkrun Township, Columbiana County, is the shortest covered bridge in the United States still standing on a once-used public highway, having a clear span of 19 feet and 3 inches. It is an example, rarely found covered, of the simplest, most basic truss design, the two-panel king post truss. It has withstood the rigors of time and traffic since the 1870s and stands in eloquent testimony of the fine craftsmanship of the early Ohio bridge builders.

Timber covered bridges were vital links in the early road, railroad and canal systems of Ohio and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the State. They were covered with roof and siding to protect the heavy timber trusses from the weather. Many of them have carried their loads and served their communities for well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, adz, pitsaw, and froe, were able to construct by hand, these sturdy bridges.
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HM NumberHM1VG
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-15
Year Placed1963
Placed ByThe Columbiana County Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 3:47pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 524408 N 4512592
Decimal Degrees40.76393333, -80.71080000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 45.836', W 80° 42.648'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 45' 50.16" N, 80° 42' 38.88" W
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Area Code(s)330
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42065-42131 OH-154, Lisbon OH 44432, US
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