The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Covered bridge series

Covered bridge series
  • images_sizedimage_102231129 Mill Creek crossings Mill Creek is a busy little stream that meanders around Jefferson and several neighboring townships before it finally finds an outlet in the Grand River.

    April 12, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_102231150 Netcher Road: The last covered bridge built over Mill Creek It is one of the prettiest little covered bridges in the county and was the last to be built in Ashtabula County in the 20th century.

    April 12, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_087005558 Forgotten crossings of the Grand The floods that roared through Ohio in March 1913 were legendary. They exceed all other weather events in Ohio history and have earned the title “Ohio’s greatest weather disaster.”

    March 28, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_087005527 Mechanicsville Road bridge stands at ‘Great Crossing’ The Mechanicsville Road bridge is an Ashtabula County treasure.

    March 28, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_080231623 Covered-bridge adventures along Rt. 322 The sites of former covered bridges offer little in way tourism draw; however, the spot where the Wick bridge crossed Pymatuning Creek on Route 322 would be of interest to treasure hunters.

    March 21, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_080230546 Bridges over Rock Creek failed test of time Rock Creek, the waterway, not the village, has hosted at least four covered bridges in its time, but with the exception of the well-documented twin-lane bridge that stood on Route 45 from 1832 to 1949, little is known of the other numbered bridges.

    March 21, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_074232123 Warner Hollow bridge a county scenic treasure The sole survivor of the trio of covered bridges that once stood in Windsor is a source of pride for both residents and former residents of Ashtabula County’s southwest corner.

    March 20, 2009 1 Photo

  • Windsor Historical Society Windsor crossings The former Cox Road, north of Route 322 in Windsor, is a narrow driveway that dead ends at a house. A neighbor tells me that behind that house, back in the woods, are the abutments of what used to be a covered bridge. With the ground saturated and oozing mud, I take his word for it and leave that field trip to a drier day.

    March 12, 2009 1 Photo

  • LADIMIR KUBICHEK SR. / Covered Bridge Festival Committee collection Suspicious fire claimed county’s ‘best covered bridge’ The Old Plank Road, made of lumber, ran between Lake Erie and Pittsburgh, an incredible accomplishment as well testimony to the abundance of timber in the Western Reserve two centuries ago.

    March 12, 2009 1 Photo

  • images_sizedimage_066225350 Conneaut Crossings II A short distance north of where the Farnham Mill’s twin covered bridges stood, another old bridge associated with a mill crossed Conneaut Creek as it made a final loop around the city.

    March 7, 2009 1 Photo

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