Mount Olive Road Covered Bridge

    Mt. Olive Road Covered Bridge

    The Mount Olive Road Covered Bridge is a covered Queenpost truss over the Middle Fork Salt Creek near Allensville in Vinton County, Ohio.


    The crossing was designed by George Washington Pilcher, a leading engineer in southeastern Ohio, on land owned by the Grandstaff family 1 in 1875. 2 It was rehabilitated in 1963, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973, and bypassed circa 2000.


    Information

    • State: Ohio
    • Route: Mount Olive Road
    • Type: Covered Queenpost Truss
    • Status: Active - Pedestrian
    • Total Length: 53 feet
    • Main Span Length: 35 feet
    • Deck Width: 13 feet
    • Above Vertical Clearance: 8 feet

    Sources

    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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