Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges

Salt Creek Bridge/Timber Covered Bridges (HM8N2)

Location: Zanesville, OH 43701 Muskingum County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 59.937', W 81° 50.379'

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Side A:
Salt Creek Bridge

This covered bridge, spanning Salt Creek in Perry Township, Muskingum County was erected in the 1870s. It is a splendid example of an Ohio covered bridge built with Warren type trusses. It is being preserved as an important illustration of the sound, fine craftsmanship of the early bridge builders of Ohio. This plaque has been erected to give these men the honor they greatly deserve.

Side B:
Timber Covered Bridges

Timber covered bridges were vital lines 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 well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, pitsaw and froe, were able to construct these sturdy bridges by hand.
Details
HM NumberHM8N2
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-60
Year Placed1963
Placed ByOhio Covered Bridge Committee, Southern Ohio Covered Bridge Association, The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 7:22pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 428326 N 4427978
Decimal Degrees39.99895000, -81.83965000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 59.937', W 81° 50.379'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 59' 56.22" N, 81° 50' 22.74" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2560-2582 Co Hwy 82, Zanesville OH 43701, US
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