The 129 foot Brown Covered Bridge spans White Oak Creek. Which is the principle river draining central Brown County. The average width of the creek’s bed is 130 to 150 feet in the immediate area.
This bridge was built in 1878 with a Howe truss. The floor has been blacktopped and is open to vehicular traffic. the covered bridge experienced a significant restoration in 1960 by the Brown County Highway Department. The bridge is a single span resting on cut stone abutments. The exterior has a white tin roof and naturally weathered siding that is in good repair.
Summer foliage makes it impossible to see the complete exterior of this bridge. I photographed the Brown Covered Bridge on a sunny January day.
Directions: From Lancaster, northeast on SR 22, approximately 8 miles. Fairfield Union High School is located on the right.