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Near Logan in Hocking County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Cedar Falls Bent Bridge

 

— Hocking Hills State Park & Forest —

 
Bent Bridge Sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
1. Bent Bridge Sign
Inscription.  In January of 1998 something happened here at Hocking State Park which only occurs roughly every 100 years—a flood of massive proportions! As the water ripped its way through the gorge it destroyed and removed almost all of structures while continuing its never ending work of carving surrounding sandstone. When this bridge was rebuilt the decision was made to reuse the main “bent” steel girders as a reminder of what will come again someday. The bridge, is actually a great example of how entire place was formed.

As the diagram below depicts, most of the exciting geology that occurs throughout the park are direct results of water and wind carving away the sandstone cliff faces. Here in the park our sandstone has a much softer middle layer, which is often carved out first leaving behind a hard top and bottom. This process is called sapping and often leaves behind hollowed out areas known as recess caves. Look for the many large or small slump blocks that litter the floor of the gorge. These large boulders are direct evidence of geology in action.

Many rare and unusual plants live in the gorge due to
Cedar Falls Bent Bridge Sign image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
2. Cedar Falls Bent Bridge Sign
its cooler, moist nature. For the sake of these species and for your own safety we ask that you stay on the constructed trails at all times.
 
Location. 39° 25.164′ N, 82° 31.614′ W. Marker is near Logan, Ohio, in Hocking County. Marker can be reached from Ohio Route 374 1.9 miles south of Ohio Route 664. The parking area for Cedar Falls is well signed. It is 2 miles north of Ohio Route 56. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Logan OH 43138, 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. Cedar Falls (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Man’s Cave (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Old Man’s Cave (approx. 1.3 miles away); Sphinx Head (approx. 1.3 miles away); Devil’s Bathtub (approx. 1.3 miles away); Whispering Cave (approx. 1.4 miles away); Ash Cave (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Cox Covered Bridge (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan.
 
More about this marker. From the lower parking lot, it is a 3 minute walk down into the gorge to this sign.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsNatural Features
 
Cedar Falls Bent Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
3. Cedar Falls Bent Bridge
The sign can be seen at the far end of the bridge.
Cedar Falls Bent Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, June 25, 2019
4. Cedar Falls Bent Bridge
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 5, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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