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Shinn Covered Bridge

Shinn Covered Bridge

The Shinn Covered Bridge is a covered Burr arch truss over West Branch Wolf Creek on Palmer Road in Washington County, Ohio.

The construction of the bridge in 1886 was spurred by the near-drowning of a child in a rowboat of the Charles Shinn family. E.B. Henderson was hired to build a fixed crossing which Shinn assisted in. 1 2

The Shinn Covered Bridge was last rehabilitated in 1998. 2

Shinn Covered Bridge


  • State: Ohio
  • Route: Palmer Road
  • Type: Covered Burr Arch truss
  • Status: Active - Automobile
  • Total Length: 90 feet
  • Spans:
  • Deck Width: 15.5 feet


  1. Moore, Elma Lee. Ohio’s Covered Bridges. Charleston: Arcadia, 2010. 116. Print.
  2. Shawver, Sam. “Covered bridge group tours six local sites.” Marietta Times 21 May 2013: n. pag. Web. 6 Nov. 2013.

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