Official Travel and Lodging Guide Fairfield County, Ohio: Lancaster-Pickerington

Ohio Covered Bridges in Fairfield County Ohio

Ohio is second only to Pennsylvania for the state having the largest number of original covered bridges. Fairfield County, Ohio has the most in the state. The majority of Fairfield County’s covered bridges were built ca 1871-1906. Original construction began in 1849.

The wooden bridges all have an underlying truss system which basically uses interlocking triangles of timber to support heavy loads across the span. Truss types that can be seen in Fairfield County include kingpost, multiple kingpost, queenpost, multiple queenpost, Howe and arches.

Covered Bridges of Fairfield County Ohio Map

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Stemen House/Estates Covered Bridge

Stemen House/Estate Covered Bridge Violet Twp Fairfield County, Ohio

Now at 11892 Woodbridge Lane, Baltimore, Ohio 43105

Estate CB (formerly the Stemen House Covered Bridge) built in 1888 and moved in 1978 to Covered Bridge Estates. It was originally over Sycamore Creek. Now 36 feet long.

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Stemen House/Estates Covered Bridge

Stemen House/Estate Covered Bridge Violet Twp Fairfield County, Ohio

Charles Holliday Covered Bridge

Charles Holliday Covered Bridge Millersport, Ohio

Originally at Walnut Creek on Lake Road Now at Millersport Lions Club Grounds, 2900 Chatauqua Blvd., Millersport, Ohio 43046

The Charles Holliday Covered Bridge was the last one standing in Walnut Township. Built in the late 1890's by J.W. Buchanan, it originally crossed over Walnut Creek on Lake Road. The 98' multiple Kingpost span was reconstructed in the early 1980's at its current location at Millersport on the Millersport Kiwanis Sweet Corn Festival Grounds.

Directions: SE Millersport on the Sweet Corn Festival Grounds, Walnut Twp, section 28 [off Lancaster St, .2 mile south of Rt 204 W, then left .5 mile on Chatauqua Blvd. to Gate 4 and walk .2 mile to right.]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Charles Holliday Covered Bridge

Charles Holliday Covered Bridge Millersport, Ohio

George Hutchins Covered Bridge

Charles Holliday Covered Bridge Millersport, Ohio

George Hutchins Covered Bridge Orginally at Strickler Road at Clear Creek Crossing now at Alley Park, 2805 Old Logan Rd SE, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 Access by walking path from parking lot; near Lodge on Lake Loretta.

The George Hutchins Bridge uses multiple Kingpost construction. It was built in 1883. A second bridge was constructed onsite in 1904. This 49' span was originally located off Strickler Road and crossed Clear Creek near where Zane's Trace crossed the stream in 1797.

It was reconstructed at Alley Park, south of Lancaster off Rt 33 for the Fairfield County Bicentennial Celebration in 2000.

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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George Hutchins Covered Bridge

George Hutchins Bridge, Alley Park, Lancaster, Ohio

Hanaway Covered Bridge, Fairfield County Historic Parks

Hanaway Covered Bridge

South of Clearport on bypassed section of Clearport Rd (CR24) over Clear Creek, Madison Twp.

Multiple Kingpost construction built circa 1881 to 1901. This 86' bridge spanned Clear Creek, just beyond Mt. Carmel Methodist Church on Clearport Road. Unique to this bridge are the canopy windows on the inward side of the curving stream. Now part of the Fairfield County Historical Parks. Directions: Located south of Clearport on bypassed section of Clearport Rd (CR24) over Clear Creek, Madison Twp., section 9 [off Rt 159 .3 mile South of old Rt 22 & east edge of Amanda then east 3.4 mile on Amanda-Clearport Rd (CR69) & south .4 mile on east side]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Hanaway Covered Bridge

Hanaway Covered Bridge

Hartman II Covered Bridge

Hartman II Covered Bridge

Hartman II Covered Bridge Originally over Raccoon Creek on Wheeling Road Now at Lockville Historical Park at 5859 Pickerington Road NW, Carroll, Ohio 43112

The Harman II Covered Bridge was built in Queenpost style in 1888 with a span of 45 feet. It once spanned Raccoon Creek on Wheeling Road. In 1967 the covered bridge was reconstructed across the canal within the Lockville Park. Rare triple locks can be seen at the park maintained by The Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission.

Photo Credit: David Fey

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Hartman II Covered Bridge

Hartman II Covered Bridge

Hizey Covered Bridge

Hizey/Visintine Covered Bridge

Formerly over Popular Creek Now at 12549 Tollgate Rd, Pickerington 42147 (Private Property)

The Hizey Covered Bridge was built in 1891. It is 83 feet. Its Multiple Queenpost construction has an arch.

Although viewable from the road at 12549 Tollgate Rd. between Refugee and S.R. 204 in NE Pickerington, this covered bridge is located on private property.

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Hizey/Visintine Covered Bridge

Hizey Covered Bridge

John Bright Bridge II

John Bright Bridge II

Now over Fetters Run, Ohio University Lancaster Campus, S.R. 37 North, 1570 Granville Pike, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Here is one of the finest examples of covered bridge preservation. It is the best example of wooden arch construction in the county. Orginally built in 1881 and 75'. Now located on the Lancaster Campus of the Ohio University, it spans Fetters Run.

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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John Bright Bridge II

John Bright Bridge II

Johnston Covered Bridge

Johnston Covered Bridge

Just off Clear Creek Road, south east of the village of Clearport over Clear Creek, Madison Twp., Fairfield County, Ohio

The Johnston Covered Bridge built in 1887 is of Howe truss style construction. Vertical metal rods were incorporated into the construction so bridge tension could be maintained. It's 99' span reaches across Clear Creek. It was restored in 1996 on it original location. The bridge is part of the Fairfield County Historical Parks and features with picnic facilities.

Directions: SE Clearport just off Clear Creek Road, south east of the village of Clearport over Clear Creek, Madison Twp, section 10 [off Rt 159 .3 mile south old Rt 22, east edge Amanda then east .5 mile

Photo Credit: Use with permission of the Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission

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Johnston Covered Bridge

Johnston Covered Bridge

Jon Raab Covered Bridge

Jon Raab Covered Bridge

The bridge was build in 1891 and is 44'. It is located on Ireland Road off U.S.22 on Private Property

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Jon Raab Covered Bridge

Jon Raab Covered Bridge

Mae Hummel Covered Bridge

Mae Hummel Covered Bridge

Now at a new Historical Parks Property, 4065 Sullivan Rd SE, Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155

Built in 1875 by the Smith Bridge Company. It was originally a 106 ft. truss style construction with arches. The bridge was dismantled and moved finally to its current location on the Bill Pierson Farm, 4665 Sullivan Rd, SE Berne Tp near the Hocking County Border in the Hocking Hills. Many of the boards had rotten and only 35' feet of the bridge was able to be reconstructed.

Directions: SE Sugar Grove on Historic Parks Property, Berne Twp, section 11 [.4 mile east Rt 33 to Sugar Grove then south 1.6 miles on Buckeye Rd. (TR400) & east .5 mile on Sullivan Rd (TR298 dead-end).]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Mae Hummel Covered Bridge

Mae Hummel Covered Bridge

McCleery Covered Bridge

McCleery Covered Bridge

Now across Fetters Run near Thomas Ewing Jr. High School and Lancaster High School Stadium, Arbor Vallley Dr, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.

The McCleery Covered Bridge is a single span multiple Kingpost truss, originally 98' feet long, dry rot has decreased the size to 50 feet. It built circa 1864 by Jacob Brandt, a prolific covered bridge builder. The originally the bridge connected Leonard Road on either side of Walnut Creet just south of Baltimore. It has been incorporated into the Lancaster Ohio bike trail.

Photo Credit: David Scheffler

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McCleery Covered Bridge

McCleery Covered Bridge

Mink Hollow Covered Bridge

Mink Hollow Covered Bridge

In Old Mill Hollow, 2340 Meister Rd Sw, Lancaster, Ohio 43130 over Arney Run, Hocking Twp, Section 34.

The Mink Hollow Covered Bridge was built in 1887 of multiple Kingpost style. This bridge crosses over Arney Run in Old Mill Hollow near the intersection of Crook and Meister Roads near Hopewell Church Road. Setting at its original location the bridge was restored during 1996 and is illuminated for night viewing. It is 51'.

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Mink Hollow Covered Bridge

Mink Hollow Covered Bridge

R.F. Baker Covered Bridge

R.F. Baker Covered Bridge

Originally at Little Rush Creek at Winegardner Mill Now at Fairfield Union High School, 6675 Cincinatti-Zanesville Rd. NE, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

The R.F. Baker Covered Bridge is 66 ft and was built in 1871 by James Arnold to span Little Rush Creek. It stood just above where the Winegardner Mill once stood and has been reconstructed at its current locations behind the Fairfield Union High School.

Directions: W. Rushville Fairfield Union Local School District, U.S. 22 near Ireland Rd, Richland Twp, section 31

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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R.F. Baker Covered Bridge

R.F. Baker Covered Bridge

Rock Mill Covered Bridge

Rock Mill Covered Bridge, Fairfield County Historical Parks

Over Hocking River next to Rock Mill (original location). 1429 Rock Mill Place, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

The Rock Mill Covered Bridge was originally built in 1849 in Queenpost style. A second bridge was built in 1880 and the current span in 1901. It crosses the upper falls 30 feet above the Hocking River's origin and is the smallest covered bridge in Fairfield County being only 33' in length. Through the years the bridge was damaged by truck traffic. Today the bridge has been converted into a park area by the Fairfield County Historical Parks Commission. It is next to the Rock Mill currently under reconstruction.

Rock Mill (the mill) is Open May-October Saturday-Sunday 1:00-3:00pm. The property and the covered bridge can be seen sunrise to sunset throughout the year.

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Rock Mill Covered Bridge

Rock Mill Covered Bridge

Roley School House Covered Bridge

Roley School House Covered Bridge

Originally Over Ohio Canal S. of Basil[Baltimore], Ohio Now at Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 157 East Fair Avenue, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

The Roley School House Covered Bridge once stood across the Ohio Canal south of Basil (now part of Baltimore, Ohio). This 45' span was originally built in 1899. It cost $490 to rebuilt it over Paw Paw Creek near Roley School. It was reconstructed at the Fairfield County Fairground, Lancaster, Ohio in 1972.

Directions: In Lancaster at the N. Broad St entrance to fairgrounds [off Rt 37 .7 mile north of junction with Rt 22 then left .2 mile on E Fair Ave]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Roley School House Covered Bridge

Roley School House Covered Bridge

Shade Covered Bridge Fairfield County Historical Parks

Shade Covered Bridge

4065 Sullivan Rd SE, Sugar Grove, Ohio 43155 Historic Parks Property, Berne Twp. section 11

Shade Covered Bridge is a burr truss span of 122' originally built by James Buchanan in 1871 over Walnut Creek. It was reconstructed at Bill Pierson's Farm at 4665 Sullivan SE, Berne Twp in Sugar Grove, Ohio where the public may visit it free of charge. The Mae Hummel Bridge is on the same farm.

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Shade Covered Bridge

Shade Covered Bridge

Shreyer Covered Bridge

Shreyer Covered Bridge

Now at Basil-Western Rd NW(Co. Rd 13) W. of Baltimore off 256 in Liberty Twp. on Private Property

The Shryer Covered Bridge was built of multiple Kingpost truss construction in 1891; length of 65; was reconstructed in 1987 on the Shryer Egg Farm. The farm is located on Basil-Western Rd (Co. Rd 13) west of Baltimore off 256.

Directions: W. Baltimore on Bill Shreyer Farm, Liberty Twp section 20 [off OH256 1 mile west of Rt 158 then SW 3.3 miles on Basil-Western Rd (CR13) on N. side of street.]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Shreyer Covered Bridge

Shreyer Covered Bridge

Zeller Smith Covered Bridge

Zeller Smith Covered Bridge

Now at Sycamore Park, 100 Lockville Rd, Pickeington, Ohio 43137

The Zeller-Smith Covered Bridge was reconstructed in Sycamore Creek Park, Pickerington, Ohio. Built in 1906, it is of Queenpost style and has a span of 73'.

Directions: SE edge of Pickerington over Sycamore Creek in Sycamore Park, Violet Twp, section 10 [off Rt 256 east .3 mile east Rt 256 then north, then south .5 mile on Pickerington Rd. (CR20) to park on east side.]

Photo Credit: Tom Swinehart

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Zeller Smith Covered Bridge

Zeller Smith Covered Bridge