Built in 1887, the Johnston Covered Bridge is the county’s longest covered bridge still resting on its original abutments. At 99 feet long, this historic structure was built by August Borneman and features Howe trusses with two full-length canopies on both sides of the bridge, making the trusses easily visible from the outside. The bridge was bypassed in 1991, allowing it to sit in its original location over Clear Creek.

The Johnston Covered Bridge is part of Two Glaciers Park, which is currently under development. The public is welcome to visit the park’s two historic covered bridges: the Johnston and the Hanaway. Parking and green space is available at the Johntson Covered Bridge.

Directions and Map

From the corner of Main and Broad Streets in Lancaster, Ohio, head south on Broad Street for approximately 1 mile, then make a slight right onto Hamburg Road. Remain on Hamburg Road for approximately 4½ miles then turn left onto Hopewell Church Road. Continue on this road for about 2½ miles, then turn left onto Clear Creek Road and follow for about one-half mile. Turn right onto McDonald Road. The parking lot entrance for the Johnston Covered Bridge will be on the right.

Location Features

  • A 99-foot-long historic covered bridge featuring Howe trusses, metal roof and white wooden siding. The Johnston Covered Bridge sits on its original sandstone abutments spanning Clear Creek.
  • The Johnston Covered Bridge is Fairfield County’s longest covered bridge still on its original abutments.
  • Parking and picnicking available.

This park opens at sunrise and closes at sunset.