As you pass through one of Ohio’s historic covered bridges, the past and present collide. Ashtabula County, in Ohio’s northeast corner, is considered the covered bridge capital of the state and is home to 19 of these unique structures.
Benetka Road Covered Bridge
4500 Benetka Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004
A 138 ft. Town lattice with Arch bridge, Benetka was built about 1900 spanning the Ashtabula River. It was renovated in 1985 when a laminated arch 9 in. wide, 38 in. thick, the length of the bridge was added.
4699 Caine Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
This first Pratt truss bridge in Ohio was built in 1986 to honor Ashtabula County's 175th Anniversary. The 124 foot long bridge traverses the west branch of the Ashtabula River in Pierpont Twp.
371 Creek Rd., Conneaut OH 44030
The construction date of this 125 ft. Town lattice bridge is unknown. It sits 25 feet above the Conneaut Creek and was extensively renovated in 1994.
1300 Doyle Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
A 94 ft. long Town lattice bridge built in 1868. Doyle spans Mill Creek. Mill Creek is a tributary of the Grand River. This bridge was renovated in 1987 when a laminated arch was added.
1399 Giddings Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
Pratt truss construction was used for this 107 ft. bridge built in 1995 with funding from an ODOT Timber Grant. It crosses Mill Creek in Jefferson Twp.
4646 Graham Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
The Graham Road Bridge, which was built from remnants of a bridge washed downstream in the 1913 flood, now sits in a small park on the south side of the road.
1122 Harpersfield Rd., Geneva OH 44041
This two span Howe truss bridge is 228 ft. long, formerly the longest covered bridge in Ohio. It is now the second longest in the State.
1153 Mechanicsville Rd., Geneva OH 44041
The longest single span Covered Bridge in Ashtabula County, this 156 ft. Howe truss with arch was built over the Grand River in 1867.
910 Middle Rd., Conneaut OH 44030
This 136 ft. Howe Truss bridge was built in 1868 over Conneaut Creek, which is the longest river in eastern Ashtabula County. It was reconstructed in 1984 with the help of three volunteers and four college students.
1544 Netcher Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
The bridge is constructed over Mill Creek in Jefferson Twp. and features a timber arch with inverted Haupt walls. The "Neo Victorian" design structure is 110 feet long, 22 feet wide and 14 feet six inches high.
1880 Dewey Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004
Located on Dewey Road in Plymouth Twp., Olin is the only bridge named for a family. Olin's have owned property next to the bridge since it was built in 1873.
3349 Riverdale Rd., Rock Creek OH 44084
This 114 ft. Town lattice bridge sits high above the Grand River. It was built in 1874. The floor was rebuilt in 1981 and glue laminated wood girders were added.
4761 State Road, Ashtabula 44004
This bridge is 150' long and 14' wide, making it one of the county's larger bridges, yet it carries only pedestrian traffic. It mirrors the Pratt arch design of it's big brother, Smolen-Gulf bridge.
4680 Root Rd, Conneaut OH 44030
A 114 ft. Town lattice built in 1868, Root crosses the Ashtabula River. It was raised 18 in. during the rehabilitation in 1982-83 and new laminated girders and a center concrete pier were added.
7001 State Rd., Ashtabula OH 44004
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)
South Denmark Road
2670 S. Denmark Rd., Jefferson OH 44047
Built in 1890 this Town lattice bridge spans Mill Creek. The 81 ft. structure was bypassed in 1975 but is easily accessible.
5899 State Rd., Conneaut OH 44030
Containing 97,000 ft. of southern pine and oak, the State Road Bridge was erected in 1983 across the Conneaut Creek. The 152 ft. Town lattice span was the first covered bridge designed and built by County Engineer John Smolen.
West Liberty Street
94 W. Liberty St., Geneva OH 44041
The shortest covered bridge in the United States spans only 18ft. Its design is one of a kind.
7696 Warner Hollow Rd., Windsor OH 44099
Located in a very picturesque area of the county, Windsor Mills Bridge spans Phelps Creek, a tributary of the Grand River. Built in 1867 the Town Lattice sits atop cut stone abutments with unique center supports.
* The Covered Bridge Shoppe
1101 Harpersfield Rd, Geneva, OH 44041
The Covered Bridge Shoppe is nestled in the Harpersfield Scenic Covered Bridge Metropark. Come enjoy ice-cream, a beverage, or a snack on their deck overlooking the beautiful Grand River. All profits are reinvested in the park!