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New Hope Covered Bridge


The New Hope Bridge is not only the longest covered bridge still in existence in Ohio, but it is also one of the oldest. It spans White Oak Creek on the New Hope-Bethel Road. It is a Howe truss design with arches that measures 172 feet in length and just over nine feet in width.

It was built in 1878 by Josiah Bryant. It was bypassed 100 years later in 1978. This bridge replaced an older one in 1878. There have been major renovations in 1902, 1932, and in 1977. Although it abuts private property, the bridge is open to the public, but it is closed to vehicular traffic.

The New Hope Covered Bridge is located approximately six miles north of Georgetown on Route 68. Turn right on the New Hope-Bethel Road headed west. The bridge is immediate to the right. The bridge is 38°57'34" N, 83°54'56" W.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about New Hope Covered Bridge

The Bethel-New Hope Bridge is the longest covered bridge still in existence in Ohio.

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