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McCafferty Road Covered Bridge

The McCafferty Road Covered Bridge, in Brown County, Ohio, is a historic covered bridge built in 1877. It is located in the unincorporated community of Vera Cruz and spans the East Fork of the Little Miami River on McCafferty Road southwest of Fayetteville. There is a weight limit of 14,000 pounds for two-axel vehicles.

The covered Howe truss was constructed by the Smith Bridge Company of Toledo in 1877 and last renovated in 1963. The length of the longest span is 154 feet and the bridge has a total length of 160 feet. The deck is 13 feet in length, and there is a vertical clearance of 13 feet. It is unpainted.

From Fayetteville, travel just over four miles southwest on US Route 50, then turn south on McCafferty Road (County Road 105). The bridge is approximately 200 feet from the intersection. Its coordinates are 39°09'05" N, 83°59'39" W.

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A 52 Weeks of Fun Fascinating Fact about McCafferty Road Covered Bridge

The McCafferty Road Covered Bridge is one of just two covered bridges in Brown County that is still open to vehicular traffic.

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