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Smolen-Gulf Bridge, Ashtabula

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The Smolen–Gulf Bridge is a covered bridge which carries State Road (Ashtabula County Road 25) across the Ashtabula River at the Plymouth and Ashtabula Township line in northern Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States. At 613 feet (182.9 meters), it is the longest covered bridge in the United States – a title formerly held by the Cornish–Windsor Covered Bridge in New Hampshire – and the fourth longest covered bridge in the world. The bridge, one of 17 drivable covered bridges in the county, was designed by John Smolen, former Ashtabula County Engineer when the idea of bridging the Ashtabula River Gulf with a wooden structure was first conceived in 1995.
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  • Wanted to show our grandson the longest covered bridge in the US. It was a beautiful day to visit. We crossed the bridge and then went to the bottom of the bridge and took a short hike. Wonderful.....  more
    Wanted to show our grandson the longest covered bridge in the US. It was a beautiful day to visit. We crossed the bridge and then went to the bottom of the bridge and took a short hike. Wonderful.....  more »
  • This was the sixth of eight covered bridge my wife and I visited. While not historical like those built in the late 1800s, it's still quite magnificent. There are nice walkways along each side of... 
    This was the sixth of eight covered bridge my wife and I visited. While not historical like those built in the late 1800s, it's still quite magnificent. There are nice walkways along each side of...  more »
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  • I thank God for the building of the bridge.its just buatiful thank you.
  • The perfect place to eat lunch in a beautiful well maintained Park atmosphere. The park maintenance people do a remarkable job of keeping it litter and vandalism free. The paved trail is quite and shady, offering park benches where you can sit down and relax. There are many side trails leading to the Ashtabula River, for the fisherman, or anyone who just wants to experience the beauty of the river close up. The covered bridge spanning the park is the longest covered bridge in the world, just a hop skip and a jump away in Geneva, Is the shortest covered bridge in the world. There are places you could easily launch a kayak, or canoe into the river. The summer brings horse back riding, a local stable brings horses and riders down to walk the trail, on my bucket list for sure. I am there to eat lunch on most of my days off.

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