The Longest Covered Bridge In Ohio, Smolen- Gulf Bridge, Is 613 Feet Long

Did you know that the longest covered bridge in Ohio is more than 600 feet long? Did you also know that Ohio is home to the longest covered bridge in the country? Tucked away in the scenic Ashtabula County, you’ll find several drivable covered bridges that are simply begging to be photographed. (Be sure to check out this road trip that leads to 10 of them.) The Smolen-Gulf Bridge is the longest bridge in Ohio along the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Tour, and it’s downright majestic in the autumn months. Here’s why this one-of-a-kind bridge belongs on your bucket list.

Have you ever visited Smolen-Gulf Bridge in Ohio before? How do you think the longest covered bridge in Ohio compares to some of the older covered bridges in Ohio? Share your thoughts, photos and experiences with us!

To see more of Ashtabula County’s picturesque covered bridges, check out our previous article: Hop In The Car And Visit 10 Of Ohio’s Covered Bridges In One Day.

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Smolen-Gulf Bridge in Ohio

October 30, 2021

What are some other covered bridges I should visit in Ohio?

Once you've visited the Smolen-Gulf Bridge, you'll be excited to visit some other charming covered bridges in Ohio. Happily, Ohio has many from which to choose (see the next question!). Some of our favorite covered bridges in the Buckeye State are:

  • The Bridge of Dreams which spans the Mohican River
  • Hune Covered Bridge near Marietta
  • State Road Covered Bridge in Monroe Township
  • Hueston Woods Bridge in the southwest corner of Ohio


What state has the most covered bridges?

In case you hadn’t already noticed, Ohio is full of some of the most beautiful covered bridges. In fact, it almost has the most covered bridges in the U.S. (Pennsylvania actually has the most, followed by Ohio.) On a beautiful day in the Buckeye State, they’re a heartwarming sight to see -- downright cheerful landmarks to come across whilst driving along our beautiful country roads. Ohio is proud of its covered bridge charm -- as it should be! -- and we share 17 of the most beautiful covered bridges in the Buckeye State in this article. Interested in more? Here are the number of historic covered bridges in some other states:

  • Connecticut - 8
  • Georgia - 18
  • Kentucky - 13
  • Maryland - 6
  • New York - 24


Does Ohio have any covered bridges I can drive across?

There's something so nostalgic about driving across an old, covered bridge. If this is an experience you're seeking, head to Ashtabula County, Ohio. The Covered Bridges Byway in Ashtabula County, (also known as the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Tour), is an especially beautiful way to take in some of Ohio’s back road scenery and discover some charming covered bridges along the way. You can drive through America’s shortest and longest covered bridge along this scenic route, which features a total of 19 covered bridges in Ashtabula County. Included in these are:

  • One of the most beautiful is the State Road Covered Bridge, a 157-foot-long beauty in Monroe Township.
  • West Liberty Covered Bridge
  • Harpersfield Covered Bridge
  • Caine Road Bridge