The largest covered bridge in the United States, 613 feet long, opened in Ashtabula County in 2008 thanks to the combined efforts of Local 18 members working for Union Industrial Contractors, Koski Construction and All Erection & Crane Rental, and Ashtabula County engineers who are members of Local 18.
Local 18 members moved the dirt for Koski and lifted sections of the bridge into place 93 feet above the Ashtabula River for All Crane. Union Industrial served as general contractor on the project. The Ohio Contractors Association honored Union Industrial’s work as the best in its category in its annual Move Ohio Awards program.
The bridge, the fourth longest in the world, is wide enough to allow two semi-trailers to pass each other, replaced an aging steel bridge on C.R. 25 over the river.