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
    • 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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