Picture Ohio! – Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Location: 2370 Everett Road, Peninsula, half a mile west of Riverview Road. Tel: (216)
524-1497

Website: http://www.nps.gov/cuva/historyculture/everett-road-covered-bridge.htm

GPS : 41.204083N 81.583524W

As a resident of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio I’m blessed to live within a few miles of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is home to one of Ohio’s most picturesque covered bridges, located on Everett Road, south of Peninsula. The original Everett Road Covered Bridge, which spans Furnace Run, was built in the 1870s, one of more than 2,000 covered bridges that were built in Ohio—more than in any other state. Today, Ohio has about 140 covered bridges. The original Everett Road Bridge was repaired several times, but, in 1975, a heavy flood lifted the bridge from its stone foundations and the wreckage was deposited farther downstream. The Cuyahoga Valley Association, with help from many other local organizations, raised the funds needed to rebuild the bridge, which was completed by the National Park Service in 1986. The bridge has a Smith truss design.

The bright-red bridge runs east-west and is best photographed from upstream in the afternoon or downstream in the morning. Winter is my favorite time, when snow-covered rocks and trees are a fine contrast with the red bridge and a blue sky. Bring your rubber boots so you can wade in the stream if necessary to explore different angles. If the light is still good when you’ve finished photographing the bridge, drive a mile south on Everett Road to explore the photo opportunities at Hale Farm and Village.

Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The two photographs above were taken on February 22 after a heavy snowfall.

Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Everett Road Covered Bridge, Cuyahoga Valley National Park

The photo above was made today, March 11, after a late winter snowfall, from the same position as the photo above it.

Which photo do you prefer, and why?

 

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  1. Hi, Ian: Glad I finally got to see your Everette bridge images. I prefer the middle image because of the blue sky and the inclusion of more stream. Top one, which you described to us at dinner, if also a favorite, but I find my gaze being drawn more to the snow-covered rocks in the foreground than the bridge in the distance. See you first week of April.

    Best,

    Jack

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