Friday, January 9, 2009

Everett Road Covered Bridge

There are some strange coincidences in this world.
I was just finishing up this painting of the Everett Road Covered Bridge last night when I took a break and read the local newspaper. The guest columnist had written a featured piece about - yes... the Everett Road Covered Bridge!
Its a beautiful site with its own rich history. Its a major attraction in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park for locals and visitors.
The newpaper article can be found
Some facts:
  • Everett Road Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County. But in the 19th century, it was one of more than 2,000 in Ohio, the state that led the nation in covered-bridge construction.
  • The builders of Everett Road Covered Bridge used a truss pattern patented by Robert W. Smith of Tipp City, Ohio, in 1867.
  • Everett Road Covered Bridge was repaired at least twice after major damage, first caused by the 1913 flood and then by a truck in 1970. Then in 1975, rushing water from a spring storm lifted the bridge from its sandstone abutments and deposited the wreckage into the steam bed below.
My covered Bridge is 5x7" on ampersand board and available for purchase, $60.00


Nancy and the fatties said...

Kathleen, what a neat coincidence. Thank you SO MUCH for your post. I have been struggling with a painting of a red New England cottage for weeks and you have really inspired me to not give up on it.

Kathleen said...

I know you can do a great job of it...besides theres nothing cheerier than some cad red in the morning ;-)

Miki Willa said...

I really like your covered bridge. I took some photos of a covered bridge in western Maine last summer, but have had trouble getting a sketch I like. You have reinspired me.
Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind words.

Kathleen said...

Miki - I look forward to seeing the covered bridge in Maine.

Sheila said...

The County should purchase it as public art!

Kathleen said...

Oh! I like that idea! ;-)