Covered Bridge Country!
We are Ohio’s Covered Bridge Capital
with 19 covered bridges located across beautiful streams and rivers. These bridges range from the shortest (18 feet) to the longest (613) feet wooden bridges in the United States. 17 of these covered bridges are open to highway traffic; one is a pedestrian bridge that is longer and wider than many of our legacy highway bridges. And one of them is a legacy bridge that forms the nucleus of a metro park.
Twelve of these bridges date from 1920 or earlier and all but the one in the Ashtabula County Metropark is still in use.
We love our covered bridges and are proud of the attention and care that our County Engineer has given to these structures, “barns across the rivers,” in the past three decades. Accordingly, three of our bridges — South Denmark, Graham and Mechanicsville — have barn quilts.
Use the menu to the left to discover the story behind each bridge. A map of the bridges, wineries and barn quilts is available from the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau or simply download a pdf of it.
Also, be sure to check out the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival.
For a book about our covered bridges and the history of each one, past and present, please visit The Feather Cottage website and select Ashtabula County: A Field Guide to Ohio’s Largest County.