Last month’s road trip to Jamestown, New York was topped off by a day of rambling around Ashtabula County, Ohio looking at covered bridges.
They have nineteen covered bridges including the longest in America. Some are along main highways and others a little further off the path but all are easy to find thanks to a driving tour. It takes about a day to hit them all but I didn’t want to devote my entire day to this endeavor so I made my own abbreviated tour.
The bridge above is the South Denmark Road covered bridge which was built in 1890. The design is called town lattice. Here’s the view from the window.
It’s 81 feet long and was bypassed with a new bridge in 1975. The cool thing is that you can still drive the original road through the bridge if you wish. If you’re a covered bridge nerd it’s a dream come true to veer off the highway to slowly motor through while the rest of the world zooms by.
Check back. I’ll show you more bridges soon!