Blackburn / Wesner Bridge

Blackburn / Wesner Bridge (HMBSO)

Location: Ashville, OH 43103 Pickaway County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 45.717', W 82° 50.87'

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This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the 1960's because land surrounding it was to be strip mined.

Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it on his land along Big Run in Franklin Township. He donated the bridge to Metro Parks in 1998. The 56 foot-long bridge has been restored and reassembled by the Parks construction crew.

Originally known as the Blackburn Bridge, it cost $6.75 per foot to build in 1885. Ohio had more than 3,000 covered bridges in the 1880's and early 1900's.
Placed BySlate Run Metro Park
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:56am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 341718 N 4402969
Decimal Degrees39.76195000, -82.84783333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.717', W 82° 50.87'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 43.02" N, 82° 50' 52.20" W
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Area Code(s)740
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8 Covered Bridge Trail, Ashville OH 43103, US
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