Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge

The Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge is a covered queen post truss bridge over the Middle Fork Salt Creek near Allensville in Vinton County, Ohio.

The covered crossing was designed by George Washington Pilcher, a leading engineer in southeastern Ohio.2 Erected on land owned by the Grandstaff family 2 in 1875,the bridge was built on stone abutments with a metal roof and wood siding. It was rehabilitated in 1963.

The Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. The crossing was bypassed circa 2000 and later fully restored.

  • Total Length: 53.2 feet
  • Main Span Length: 35 feet
  • Deck Width: 13 feet
  • Vertical Clearance Above Deck: 8 feet
  1. Owen, Lorrie K. “Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge.” Dictionary of Ohio Historic Places, vol. 2, Somerset, St. Clair Shores, 1999, pp. 1368-69.
  2. “Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge.” Ohio Historical Society, 2007.


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