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.