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Cultural Resources Historic Bridges
Historic bridges represent a cultural resource as well as work of art. Many federal and state agencies recognize the importance of preserving, relocating, restoring and rehabilitating bridges.

The following programs and initiatives support ODOT's commitment to historic bridges preservation, restoration, relocation and rehabilitation.
Take a Story Map Tour
Visit Ohio's Historic Bridges virtually by taking a Story Map Tour. Go now...

Download Ohio's Historic Bridges Brochure
There are two ways to visit Ohio's Historic Bridges via your device:

Copies of the brochure may be requested by emailing Thomas.Barrett@dot.ohio.gov

Historic Bridge Awards
This program honors bridge projects that have been chosen as great examples of rehabilitation, reuse and preservation. Learn more...

Covered Bridge Protection
The objective of this initiative is to protect covered bridges listed on Ohio's National Register of Historic Places from fire, damage and vandalism. Learn more...

Reuseable Bridges
In keeping with the national effort to preserve historic bridges, ODOT has a designated list of reuseable bridges available for reuse. Learn more...
Historic Bridge List
Download an Excel file that contains information about the 528 historic bridges in ODOT's Historic Bridge Database. Download file...

Historic Bridge Picture Library
ODOT actually maintains thousands of historic bridge pictures categorized by county and offers them for download through a MyODOT Extranet site. Learn more...




Thomas P. Barrett, Historic Bridge Manager & State Byways Coordinator
Cultural Resources/Historic Bridges
Office of Environmental Services
Mail Stop 4130, 3rd Floor
Division of Planning
Ohio Department of Transportation
1980 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223


 Possible Funding Sources


 Historic Bridge Links


 Historic Bridge Manuals & Guidance