November 2005

Preble County OH - Roberts Covered Bridge

406 S Beech St
Eaton, OH 45320

The Roberts bridge has three trusses, one in the center and one on each side. Each is a Multiple Kingpost truss encased by three Burr arches. The interior is spectacular with runners on either side and the three Burr arches. The roof has been shingled. The exterior has been painted red,the portals have been painted white. The Bridge rests on cut stone abutments. The stone was cut nearby at the Halderman Quarry. Roberts Bridge is 80 feet long and spans Seven Mile Creek with a bed with of 70 feet and was built in 1829.  Seven Mile Creak is a stream that drains central Preble County.  Not a very good trip, straight up US127 to Eaton.  Turn left on St. Clair St and right on water St. and there it is.  Roberts is Ohio's oldest double-barreled covered bridge and the oldest of six remaining in the U.S.  

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