Everett Road Covered Bridge

This photo is from a Meetup in April at the Everett Road Covered Bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  This is from the Parks Website:

Everett Road Covered Bridge, which crosses Furnace Run, is the
only remaining covered bridge in Summit County. But in the 19th
century, it was one of over 2,000 in Ohio, the state that led the
nation in covered-bridge construction.

The bridge played an important role in the 19th-century
transportation system. Local histories emphasize the role of
the Ohio & Erie Canal With the canal, farmers could ship
products to Cleveland and beyond. But to get to the canal
and other local destinations, people needed functional roads.

Creek crossings posed a challenge for early roads. Their
treacherous nature is illustrated by the story of the origins
of Everett Road Covered Bridge. Whether this incident actually
led to the bridge construction is uncertain. However, it
certainly represents the real hazards of the time.

This is a HDR Photo of the bridge.  Check out the original post in April on the Blog.

3 thoughts on “Everett Road Covered Bridge”

  1. Great image of an old iconic bridge. I always feel that I’ve gone back in time when I come upon these. You processed this very nicely.

    There are around 30 left in Amish country (Lancaster County PA), about an hour’s drive north from my Maryland location.

  2. Wow, I have never seen one of these in person, they look pretty unstable but most old stuff was built to last!

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