Ashtabula, Ohio: Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.

Covered bridge over the Ashtabula River is 613 feet long, with pedestrian walkways on both sides. Dedicated in 2008. Beats the previous record-holder, a 449-foot-long span between Vermont and New Hampshire that was built in 1866.

Address:
State Rd., Ashtabula, OH
Directions:
From east or west on I-90, get off on SR 11 and go north to the first exit (Seven Hills Rd), turn east and go 0.4 mile to stop sign, turn north (cross RR tracks) and continue 0.9 mile to bridge. There's an overlook parking area at the east end of the bridge, as well as a lower parking area below the bridge.
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Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.

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There's parking on an overlook next to the bridge. Signs gives a little history of the area and things to see. Quiet park space.

[Stephen Francia, 09/06/2022]
Smolen-Gulf Bridge

Drive all the way down the hill to the parking lot below this bridge, and there's a park and another covered bridge.

[Jeanette U, 07/09/2022]

The mini-bridge below the Smolen-Gulf Bridge (Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.) is pedestrian-only. It was built in 2016, eight years after the big bridge.

Mini bridge.

Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.

In October 2016, a smaller pedestrian covered bridge was added to the park, underneath the Smolen-Gulf Bridge. It's worth a stop to get out and wander under the Longest Covered Bridge in the US!

[J. Frantz, 08/16/2017]
Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.

It is my understanding that in addition to being the longest covered bridge in the country, it is also the highest above the water. Additionally, there is a scaled down, pedestrian version of the bridge on the trails below the bridge that also spans the river.

[Mike G, 08/01/2017]
Longest Covered Bridge in U.S.

Beautiful bridge. If you want to walk across, park at the park office immediately before it.

[AJ, 06/15/2016]

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