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Shortest Covered Bridge BIT Cache - OU0689

 BIT at the shortest covered bridge in the USA, Geneva, Ohio

Hidden by  Mr.Yuck

N 41° 47.962' W 80° 56.905' (WGS84)

 Coordinates in Other Systems
 Location: United States > Ohio
 Cache Type: BIT Cache
 Size: No container
 Status: Archived
 Date Hidden: 30 August 2013
 Date Created: 23 August 2013
 Last Modified: 24 August 2015
 Waypoint: OU0689


{{found}} 1 x Found
{{not_found}} 0 x Did Not Find
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Description   EN   


This is a BIT Cache. This is a laminated tag, similiar in size and appearance to a Munzee. There is a sample Picture of a BIT Cache below in the "Pictures" section of this cache page.

The Liberty Street Covered Bridge, in Geneva, Ohio, claims the title of "shortest covered bridge in the USA", at 18 feet. You can see the "18' SPAN" lettering in the road in the picture above.

Ashtabula County is home to the longest covered bridge in the USA (I have a cache there too), so the idea to have the shortest covered bridge elsewhere in the County was conceived in 2007 and contstruction began in 2010. The bridge was opened to traffic on August 22, 2011, and the bridge was officially dedicated on October 8, 2011.

The cost of construction was around $400,000, about the same as replacing the existing crumbling culvert bridge spanning Cowles Creek with another of that type. The City also saved money by using donated wood (local Red Oak, Poplar, and Maple), and volunteer labor from the local Vocational High School.

I did not snap a parking waypoint, you can park in a small municipal lot off the North side of W. Liberty street, and probably within 15 feet of the cache, if the closest spot is available. A very specific hint has been given for this BIT Cache, should you need it.

Additional Hints   Decrypt

Abegu bs gur oevqtr, mvc-gvrq gb n cvar gerr, nobhg 5 srrg bss gur tebhaq. Gur fvqr ivrj sebz arne pnpur ybpngvba cvpgher cbfgrq orybj jnf gnxra nobhg 5 srrg sebz guvf pnpur.





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9 24 August 2015 Mr.Yuck Cache archived

Cache was archived. Thanks for the report!! I'm from Buffalo, N.Y., but we're not as strict about "vacation caches".

3 24 August 2015 Falamazar Comment

Looks like this one might be gone. The specified pine tree has been trimmed to the point that the lowest branches are 8 - 10 feet up.

Since the Bit tag was supposed to be at 5 feet, I suspect it went away with the trimmed branches.

1 23 June 2014 Rayman Found it

Since I had gotten off the highway for the other covered bridge Bit, I figured I'd stop over and check this one out too. Some local hoodlums were sitting on the bridge nearby, but as soon as I started my search they cleared out. Took a minute, but I found the Bit tag without any troubles. After that I stuck around and took a few pics and capped a nearby munzee. Another pretty neat find, thanks pal.