These 17 Beautiful Covered Bridges In Ohio Will Remind You Of A Simpler Time

In case you hadn’t already noticed, Ohio is full of some of the most enchanting covered bridges. In fact, the humble Buckeye State almost has the most covered bridges in the U.S. (Pennsylvania actually has the most, followed by Ohio!) On a crisp fall day they’re a heartwarming sight to see, and on a sunny afternoon they’re cheerful landmarks to come across. The Buckeye State is proud of its covered bridge charm (as it should be!), and the following are a just a few of what we consider to be the most beautiful covered bridges in Ohio:

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Address: Bridge of Dreams, 15791-, 15799 Main St, Gann, OH 43006, USA
Address: Hune Covered Bridge, Reno, OH 45773, USA
Address: State Road Covered Bridge, 5882 State Rd, Kingsville, OH 44048, USA
Address: Hueston Woods Covered Bridge, 7667 Camden College Corner Rd, College Corner, OH 45003, USA
Address: Johnson Road Covered Bridge, 1599 Johnson Rd, Jackson, OH 45640, USA
Address: Teegarden Covered Bridge, 35703-35763 Eagleton Rd, Salem, OH 44460, USA
Address: Rinard Covered Bridge, OH-26, Matamoras, OH 45767, USA
Address: Middle Road Covered Bridge, 1298 Middle Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030, USA
Address: Helmick Covered Bridge, 30001-30009 Township Rd 25, Warsaw, OH 43844, USA
Address: Clifton Mill Covered Bridge, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
Address: Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge, Buckeye Rd, Wellston, OH 45692, USA
Address: Smolen-Gulf Bridge, State Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004, USA
Address: West Liberty Covered Bridge, 94 W Liberty St, Geneva, OH 44041, USA
Address: Harra Covered Bridge, Waterford, OH 45786, USA
Address: Everett Road Covered Bridge, Everett Rd Covered Bridge, Boston Township, OH 44264, USA
Address: Knowlton Covered Bridge, Matamoras, OH 45767, USA
Address: Mohican State Park, 3116 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA
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beautiful covered bridges in Ohio

October 30, 2021

How many covered bridges are there in Ohio?

As mentioned above, the Buckeye State has almost the most covered bridges in the country; there are more than 100 covered bridges in Ohio, making it a great to admire these historic gems. You’ll find them dotting the landscape from north to south, east to west. But if you want to visit a bunch in a day, this scenic road trip in Ashtabula County is your best bet!

What’s the oldest covered bridge in Ohio?

Covered bridges are such interesting structures. There’s a sort of simplicity about them, and they’re honestly marvels of engineering in their own right. The cover on these bridges prolongs their lifespan to five times that of an uncovered bridge! While dates can be a bit hazy with these historic old structures, here is what we do know: the Newton Falls Covered Bridge is considered to be the second oldest in the state, eclipsed only by one in Eaton built in 1829. The Eaton bridge, the Roberts Covered Bridge, is just barely older than its competitor in Newton Falls. The really interesting thing about the Eaton bridge is that it has been moved from its original location, and though it is still spanning the same creek, it is now in a public park. Read more about these historic structures here.

What’s the longest covered bridge in Ohio?

The Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge is 613 feet long, stretching State Road across the picturesque Ashtabula River. It’s both Ohio and America’s longest covered bridge. Construction for this massive bridge began in 2006 and was completed in 2008, making it also one of the newest covered bridges in Ohio. You can read all about this engineering marvel in this article.

Address: Bridge of Dreams, 15791-, 15799 Main St, Gann, OH 43006, USA
Address: Hune Covered Bridge, Reno, OH 45773, USA
Address: State Road Covered Bridge, 5882 State Rd, Kingsville, OH 44048, USA
Address: Hueston Woods Covered Bridge, 7667 Camden College Corner Rd, College Corner, OH 45003, USA
Address: Johnson Road Covered Bridge, 1599 Johnson Rd, Jackson, OH 45640, USA
Address: Teegarden Covered Bridge, 35703-35763 Eagleton Rd, Salem, OH 44460, USA
Address: Rinard Covered Bridge, OH-26, Matamoras, OH 45767, USA
Address: Middle Road Covered Bridge, 1298 Middle Rd, Conneaut, OH 44030, USA
Address: Helmick Covered Bridge, 30001-30009 Township Rd 25, Warsaw, OH 43844, USA
Address: Clifton Mill Covered Bridge, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
Address: Buckeye Furnace Covered Bridge, Buckeye Rd, Wellston, OH 45692, USA
Address: Smolen-Gulf Bridge, State Rd, Ashtabula, OH 44004, USA
Address: West Liberty Covered Bridge, 94 W Liberty St, Geneva, OH 44041, USA
Address: Harra Covered Bridge, Waterford, OH 45786, USA
Address: Everett Road Covered Bridge, Everett Rd Covered Bridge, Boston Township, OH 44264, USA
Address: Knowlton Covered Bridge, Matamoras, OH 45767, USA
Address: Mohican State Park, 3116 OH-3, Loudonville, OH 44842, USA