The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County, Ohio (eBook)

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When its first covered bridge was constructed on the Ashtabula-TrumbullTurnpike in 1832, Ashtabula County was closer to frontier than a “newConnecticut.” Its rutted roads promised adventure and suggested prosperity butalso great hardship. Covered bridges, made mostly of local timber, wouldeventually soften the brutality of travel, isolation and a well-wateredlandscape. Their proliferation and preservation gave Ashtabula County thenickname “Covered Bridge Capital of the Western Reserve.” Admire both famousand forgotten crossings with Carl E. Feather, who has spent over a quartercentury mired in muddy creek beds, camera in hand, waiting for the perfectlight.

When its first covered bridge was constructed on the Ashtabula-TrumbullTurnpike in 1832, Ashtabula County was closer to frontier than a “newConnecticut.” Its rutted roads promised adventure and suggested prosperity butalso great hardship. Covered bridges, made mostly of local timber, wouldeventually soften the brutality of travel, isolation and a well-wateredlandscape. Their proliferation and preservation gave Ashtabula County thenickname “Covered Bridge Capital of the Western Reserve.” Admire both famousand forgotten crossings with Carl E. Feather, who has spent over a quartercentury mired in muddy creek beds, camera in hand, waiting for the perfectlight.


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