Near Fremont in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges
Mull Covered Bridge
The Mull Covered Bridge was built in 1851 by the Henry Mull Family to allow for safe passage across Wolf Creek and easy access for trade to the Mull mill. The bridge was open for traffic until 1962 when the road was diverted and a new bridge was constructed. The Mull Covered Bridge was then listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
There were more than 10,000 covered bridges built in the U.S. between 1805 and the early 20th century. Today less than 900 remain, mostly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Vermont. Covered bridges seem to evoke different feelings, from nostalgia and romance, to scary ghost stories. There are many different answers to the question, ‘Why were bridges covered?”
One explanation for covered bridges, was to give travelers shelter from bad weather, or to keep horses from being frightened while crossing the water. The most popular story, though, has to do with protecting the bridge itself from the damaging effects of rain, ice, and snow. It would have been very expensive to have to replace the entire span
The Mull Covered Bridge was built in 1851 using the “Town Truss” design. Today it stands as a peaceful reminder of a quieter, simpler era of our history.
Location. 41° 15.648′ N, 83° 11.099′ W. Marker is near Fremont, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is on Gilmore Road (County Route 9), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1521 Co Rd 9, Fremont OH 43420, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Seneca - Harrison Trail (approx. 2.4 miles away); Fort Seneca (approx. 3.7 miles away); to Brady's Island / to Battle Island (approx. 3.7 miles away); General Harrison's Mess Table (approx. 4.1 miles away); Native American Habitation (approx. 4.1 miles away); Portage Trail (approx. 4½ miles away); Ball’s Battlefield (approx. 5.1 miles away); Sandusky-Scioto Trail (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fremont.
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 15, 2019, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on October 21, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.