Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge

    Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge

    The Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge is a covered multiple Kingpost through truss over Wolf Creek in Morgan County, Ohio.


    The Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge was constructed in 1872 adjacent to the now-demolished Barkhurst Mill. It was later strengthened with the addition of temporary steel bents but later closed to automobile traffic due to the deterioration of truss members. 2 It remained open to hikers traveling the Buckeye Trail and the North Country National Scenic Trail.

    In 2011, 2 the county received a National Covered Bridge Preservation Program grant for $406,240 towards the restoration of the Barkhurst Mill Covered Bridge. 1 Restoration of the bridge began in September 2013 and was finished in July 2014. 2


    Information

    • State: Ohio
    • Route: Williams Bridge Road
    • Type: Covered Kingpost Truss
    • Status: Active - Automobile
    • Total Length: 81 feet

    Sources

    1. “Project Awards for the National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program – FY 2011.” Federal Highway Administration. U.S. Department of Transportation, n.d. Web. 26 July 2016. Article.
    2. “San Toy and Barkhurst Bridges.” Jobes Henderson & Associates, n.d. Web. 27 July 2016. Article.

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