Roberts Bridge / Timber Covered Bridge

Roberts Bridge / Timber Covered Bridge (HMDE1)

Location: Eaton, OH 45320 Preble County
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N 39° 44.436', W 84° 38.311'

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[Side A] Roberts Bridge

This covered bridge in the oldest still (1962) standing in the state and the last of the "double-barreled" spans in Ohio. It was built across Seven Mile Creek on the Old Camden Road in 1829-30 by Orlistus Roberts and J.L. Campbell. Its three burr-arch trusses built of native oak and poplar with a clear span of 73 feet, support the double roadway. This plaque has been erected to give due honor to the early timber covered bridge builders of Ohio and the important spans they constructed.

[Side B] Timber Covered Bridge

Timber Covered Bridges were vital links in the early road, railroad and canal systems of Ohio and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the state. They were covered with roof and siding to protect the heavy timber trusses from the weather. Many of them have carried their loads and served their communities for well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, adz, pitsaw, and froe, were able to construct by hand, these sturdy bridges.
HM NumberHMDE1
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
Marker Number68-1
Year Placed1962
Placed ByOhio Society of Professional Engineers, The Ohio Historical Markers Committee, Ohio Covered Bridge Committee, Eaton Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 9:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 702346 N 4401633
Decimal Degrees39.74060000, -84.63851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 44.436', W 84° 38.311'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 44' 26.16" N, 84° 38' 18.66" W
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Area Code(s)937, 513
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 S Beech St, Eaton OH 45320, US
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