Eldean Covered Bridge

Last summer I took my parents on a road trip to Piqua, Ohio. We were headed down a state route when everyone simultaneously exclaimed “covered bridge!”

I made a quick left turn and we took a closer look at the 1860 covered bridge.

At 224 feet long, it’s the longest surviving long truss bridge in the country and it spans the Great Miami River. Today the bridge is a National Historic Landmark that is open to pedestrians and cars.

There’s a small park adjacent to the bridge.

When you drive through a covered bridge, be sure to roll down the windows and turn down the music so you can hear your modern wheels bump over the wood floor.

Tale a deep breath and absorb the smell of history. It’s a rare treat for many so don’t take it for granted.

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