Everett Covered Bridge
Cuyahoga Valley National Park
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
The reconstructed Everett Covered Bridge stands as a reminder of a common 19th-century Ohio scene. While its original date of construction is uncertain, it is patterned on the 1869 Smith Truss design. In the 19th century, Ohio led the nation with over 2,000 covered bridges, the first built in 1809. The roofs and sides protected hard-to-replace wooden floors. Their popularity began to fade in the 1880s with the appearance of more durable iron bridges. Everett Covered Bridge is the only remaining covered bridge in Summit County.
Everett Covered Bridge after the great flood of 1913, which closed the Ohio & Erie Canal. While the canal provided transportation to and from the valley, It took improvements like the covered bridge to make travel within the valley more feasible.
The 1913 damage was repaired, but a
spring storm destroyed the bridge in
1975. School children, local citizens
private organizations, and government
agencies joined hands to secure funds for
the historically accurate reconstruction,
completed in 1986.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges 🌉 series list.
Location. 41° 12.25′ N, 81° 34.967′ W. Marker is in Everett, Ohio, in Summit County. Marker is on Everett Road 0.2 miles south of Oak Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2370 Everett Rd, Peninsula OH 44264, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Birth of the Park Idea (within shouting distance of this marker); John F. Seiberling (within shouting distance of this marker); Rallying Support for the Park Idea (within shouting distance of this marker); Ralph Regula: Creating a Legacy (within shouting distance of this marker); Expanding the Vision (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a National Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Ira Cemetery Information Board (approx. 1.1 miles away); Robert L. Hunker (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Everett.
Also see . . . Everett Covered Bridge. (Submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.