Front Text: In 1883, James E. Brown built this seven-panel Howe truss bridge over the North Branch of Caesar Creek, near the site of Lyman Ballard's grist mill and on the property of William C. Dean. At the time it was built, iron, concrete, and steel structures began to surpass the construction of wooden covered bridges. The construction of U.S. Route 35 severed the bridge from its original connection to the Dean property. In 1975, the bridge was added to the National Register of Historic Places. As of 2016, the Ballard Road bridge is one of six covered bridges in Greene County. Back Text: SameAddress: 199 North Ballard Road, Xenia
Location: Bridge and marker can ONLY be reached from the N from the intersection of Old US 35. It CANNOT be reached from the S, even if your GPS says it can.