Ashtabula County, Ohio
On a day’s driving trip through Ashtabula, discover covered bridges in Ohio’s wine country. Located on Lake Erie, the county contains 17 historic covered bridges and 15 wineries.
Though the amount of covered bridges in the nation is declining, Ohio’s number continues to rise, with the construction of the country’s longest covered bridge, in Ashtabula. Because roofs protect the bridges, they are durable enough to survive the damaging effects of time and the elements. Many of the bridges throughout Ashtabula County have survived for more than a century needing only minimal repairs.
A self-guiding driving trail is the best way to see all of the bridges. Maps of the trail are available at the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau in Austinburg.