|Located in Clermont County, the Perintown Covered
Bridge # 35-13-02 also know as the Stonelick Bridge, was built
in 1878. Perintown was built with a Howe truss, is a single span, rests
on cut stone abutments, has a white rusted tin roof and has red painted
siding. The bridge is 140 feet long and spans Stonelick Creek, which has
a bed width at the bridge site of 100 feet. Stonelick Creek is a tributary
of the Little Miami River and is a reginal drainage channel.
||Named after a nearby village, the bridge carries considerable local traffic.
Large gas trucks, and service trucks use the bridge daily. The bridge was
repaired and reinforced in 1970-71 but has since had a truck fall through
the floor, crushing the floor beams and a car crashed into the side. The
bridge has been repaired and still serves local traffic.
|I spoke with Doug Royer, an Engineer with the Clermont County Engineer’s
Office, Doug told me that to detour vandals and heavy loads from destroying
the last covered bridge in Clermont County that cameras have been installed
that are hooked up at the County Engineers Office and lights were installed
to light the interior in the evening hours as well. The Perintown covered
Bridge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
|Directions: Stonelick Township. From Perintown, east
on SR 50 two miles, left on Williams Corner Road (Cr 116), two miles.
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