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Set out on a covered bridge sightseeing and culinary adventure! See covered bridges and taste bridge-themed cuisine and cocktails at more than 26 fun stops. Bite into a Bigelow Burger, delight in an Ice Cream Bridge Brownie Ball, or sip on a glass of Covered Bridge Red wine! Check-in at locations to earn hip sunglasses and other great prizes!

The Covered Bridge Trail is ongoing however, consumers have ONE YEAR, until December 31, 2022, to complete the trail to be eligible for the grand prize basket.

Prize thresholds:
1. 9 Check-ins - Covered Bridge Sunglasses
2. 18 Check-ins - Entry into a monthly prize drawing
3. 24 Check-ins - Additional entry into a monthly prize drawing

Monthly Drawing Prizes:
July - Two tickets to Dine on a Covered Bridge (lunch)
Aug. - $50 local gift card
Sept. - $50 local gift card
Oct. - $50 local gift card
Nov. -Two Gingerbridges (Covered Bridge Ginger Bread Kit)
Dec. - Grand prize basket

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Covered Bridge Trail

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How this Pass Works

Step 1 - Get Your Pass

This mobile exclusive passport is a collection of covered bridges and nearby restaurants in Union County.

Step 2 - Receive Text

Your passport will be instantly delivered to your phone via text and email and is ready to use immediately! There is no app to download. Your pass can be saved to your phone’s home screen for easy one-tap access.

Step 3 - Redeem

When visiting a participating locations, simply make sure your locations services on your phone is turned on to check-in via GPS and count towards your prize!

Included Venues

See locations on an interactive map.

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1487 Brewery
Discover 1487 Brewery, featuring Bavarian inspired Biergarten, beers and food with fresh, local ingredients.

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Griddled Buck Run Bologna
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Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill
Experience the generous spirit, great food, and warm atmosphere at the Beer Barrel Pizza & Grill. Our newest cocktail, The Bigelow, made with Herradura Tequila, Triple Sec, honey syrup, fresh lemon juice and Angostura bitters, is our delicious nod to the heritage of Union County.

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The Bigelow
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Benny's Pizza
Once a Frostop Root Beer stand, this central Ohio destination is known for delicious food and live music on their outdoor patio.

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Buck Run Italian Sub
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Bigelow Bridge
The bridge was named in honor of Eliphas Bigelow, a nearby resident whose family founded Plain City. In 1990 the bridge underwent an extensive renovation. Massive nail-laminated arches were seated into new concrete foundations. The arch system now carries the weight of traffic on the bridge.
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Bokes Creek Winery
Enjoy award winning wines made from estate grown grapes and fruits. The Ohio wines grown on our small vineyard and orchard are produced with no artificial flavors or colors. Come taste the difference for yourself and relax with our two-layered strawberry lemon Covered Bridge Wine Slushy!

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Covered Bridge Wine Slushy
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Boston's Gourmet Pizza Restaurant & Sports Bar
Stop and try the Thompson Road MBV Burger and fries special. But be brave and bridge out with all the great in house made items on our menu. We have great pastas and of course daily made fresh dough for all our pizzas!

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Thompson Road MBV Burger
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Buck Run Bridge
This is the third bridge to be on this site, first a covered bridge, second a steel truss bridge and now this modern two-lane covered bridge. This bridge is currently the longest single-span wooden bridge in Ohio. At the request of the Federal Highway Administration and Ohio Department of Transportation, the Union County Engineer was challenged to prove that building a covered bridge is more economical than other bridge types.
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Culbertson Bridge
The bridge was originally located on State Route 4 and was moved prior to 1922. In 1977 a runaround was constructed for farm equipment and other large, heavy vehicles to bypass the covered bridge. The original cost of the bridge was $1,375.
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Dalton Union Winery & Brewery
Commemorate your visit with a limited-edition bottle of Covered Bridge Red wine, featuring the Pottersburg Covered Bridge on the label. This delightful red is an exclusive blend of Cabernet, Shiraz and Merlot.

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Covered Bridge Red Wine
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Kitschen Bakery
Experience delicious homegrown recipes and old-fashioned baking infused with fresh local ingredients.

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Pottersburg Pancake Mix, Bigelow Biscuit Mix, Culbertson Cornbread Mix
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Leon's Garage
Join us for our newest cocktail the Partridge in a Pear Tree in honor of bridge builder Reuben L. Partridge. This refreshing beverage features Absolut Pear vodka, blackberry syrup and is topped with lemonade and a splash of Sprite.

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Partridge in a Pear Tree
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Magnetic Springs Cafe
Visit our small cafe in a rural village where we eat the old-fashion way: meat, potatoes, gravy, fresh veggies, homemade desserts. We do serve European soups and quiches and specialties such as stuffed cabbage rolls and chicken and noodles. Prices are reasonable and we accept only cash. Get to know a once healing community where four hotels and hot baths treated the sick and infirm. Travel country roads to this sweet, cozy, small Cafe in Magnetic Springs, Ohio.

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Ice Cream Bridge Brownie Ball
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North Lewisburg Road Bridge
This new bridge has a modified Pratt truss with substructures built out of the creek at a cost of $1.6 million. This is the original site of the Pottersburg Bridge. When the one lane Pottersburg Bridge could no longer handle the growing volume of traffic, it was decided to move the Pottersburg Bridge to a nearby multi-purpose trail. Once the original bridge was safely moved, it was promptly replaced with this modern covered bridge.
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Nutrition On Main
Offering a healthy alternative to fast food with shakes and drinks that deliver health, hydration and high protein. Taste how delicious healthy can taste with the Spain Creek Combo, a special combination of the Special Cratty Shake and the Inskeep Mega Drink!

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Spain Creek Combo
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Pottersburg Bridge
This bridge was formerly in the location of the North Lewisburg Road Covered Bridge. When Honda built their North American Headquarters nearby the one-lane bridge became insufficient for the increase in traffic. In order to "save" the bridge, it was moved on a trailer to a "rails to trails" project down the road. The Pottersburg bridge is now part of a 1.9 mile paved multi-purpose trail. In 1949 extensive repairs were made. Three 6 feet by 10 feet I-beams were placed under each corner span. The full-length canopy and side windows were added in 1937.
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Reuben L. Partridge Mural
Reuben L. Partridge was born in Wilmington, NY in 1823. In 1836 Partridge moved to Marysville and began to learn the carpentry craft while building carriages with his brother. In 1855 Reuben accepted his first contract to build the first self-supporting bridge in Union County. By 1866 Partridge was building bridges full-time. In 1872 he received a patent for his truss design. By 1883 Partridge had built over 125 bridges, most of them in Union County and nearby counties. Over the course of his life, Partridge served as a member of the Marysville City Council, as the Paris Township Clerk, and as a Paris Township Trustee. He was a part of the first militia formed in Union County. He also was very active in raising money and support for service groups from Union County who served in both the Mexican War and the Civil War. In 1896 he designed a Victorian-style home in Marysville as a 50th wedding anniversary gift for his wife. Partridge died in August 1900, as a result of injuries he sustained while removing a covered bridge.
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Rhetoric Brewing Company
Enjoy a delightful variety of wines, beers, meads, and hard ciders, including the Partridge Truss, a blackberry cider named in honor of Reuben L. Partridge, builder of the Pottersburg Covered Bridge.

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Partridge Truss
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Spain Creek Bridge
This quaint bridge is Union County's smallest covered bridge. In 2008 and 2016, the bridge was rehabilitated after heavy machinery damaged the overhead braces. Notice the “bridge-within-a-bridge” concept. This design allows the covered bridge to rest, while the bridge inside carries the weight of traffic. Spain Creek is designated an Exceptional Warm Water Habitat and Cold Water Habitat by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
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The Grainery
This gem of Plain City, specializing in smoked meats, is a must stop for delicious food, live music, and warm camaraderie.

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Bigelow Bowl
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The Half Pint
Enjoy the Mill Creek Classic Burger, featuring Wagyu beef, American cheese, iceberg lettuce, red onion, pickles, and Dijon mayonnaise. This memorable burger comes with your choice of fresh cut fries, chips, or horseradish slaw for only $10! Check out our 40-tap selection of beers, along with our can selection!

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Mill Creek Classic Burger
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Thompson Road Bridge
This modern covered bridge was built on Thompson Road in Millcreek Township near the Delaware County line. In 1881 a covered bridge was built on this location but was destroyed by a devastating flood in 1913. This modern-day covered bridge is much different from its predecessor, in that it has two lanes and can carry all modern-day traffic loads. Local farm buildings inspired the architecture of this lovely bridge.
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Union County Historical Society
The Union County Historical Society is home to a scale model of the Pottersburg Covered Bridge. The model was completed by Dana Gehman, a retired engineer, in 2021 as a passion project.

Hours
First and Third Sundays through November
12:30 - 3:30
Closed November 5
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Union Station 1820
Welcome Center and Local Goods
Stop by for the inside scoop on where to go and what to see. We carry a plethora of covered bridge related goodies.