Ashtabula County Metroparks

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Graham Road

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By on February 27, 2016

About

Status: Open

1/4 acre of land with free standing covered bridge, picnic tables.

4646 Graham Rd Pierpont  OH

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History

Graham Road Bridge is a covered bridge which formerly spanned the west branch of the Ashtabula River in Pierpont Township, Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. Built from remnants of a former covered bridge that was damaged in a flood in 1913, the bridge now sits in an Ashtabula County MetroPark along the south side of Graham Road, near its original site, and is a single span Town truss design.[1] Relocated in 1972, it is no longer open to vehicle traffic. The bridge’s WGCB number is 35-04-13,[2] and it is located approximately 8.4 mi (13.5 km) east-northeast of Jefferson.
History

This covered bridge was rescued from demolition by Bob Benson in 1971 and moved to a .29 acre section of land that he donated. It overlooks a tributary to the Ashtabula River. Visitors can enjoy a picnic while inspecting the bridge construction and observing streamside birds.

1913 – Bridge constructed.
1971 – Bridge moved to its current site.

Dimensions
Length: 97 feet (29.6 m)

Location
N 41 46’54” LATITUDE
W 80°57’05” LONGITUDE
907 ft. ELEVATION