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Wingett Run in Washington County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Hune Covered Bridge

Wayne National Forest

 
 
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By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
1. Hune Covered Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Why were bridges covered?

Why do you think covered bridges were covered? To keep the rain or snow off of travelers? Maybe to protect the plank roadways of the bridges? No - roofs were put on the bridges to keep the main structural timbers dry. Solid as they might look, they would quickly rot if left exposed to be alternately wet by rains and dampness, and then scorched by the sun.

The Hune Covered Bridge

Merydith, and uses a 12-panel Long truss. Take some time to walk into the bridge.. look for the truss design (the sides of the covered bridge.)

Building Hune Bridge In 1961, the late Dr. H.B. Hune, then 90 years old, reminisced about his life on his father's farm in the 1870's. He recalled the surveyors coming to select the site for the bridge over the Little Muskingum River and Rolla Merydith boarding at the farm while the bridge was constructed. Merydith brought his young son to play with the Hune boy. The stone for the abutments was quarried on the Hune farm and yellow poplar was cut on the farm to make the trusses.
 
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By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
2. The Hune Covered Bridge Marker
Forest Service Department of Agriculture.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureBridges & Viaducts.
 
Location. 39° 30.638′ N, 81° 15.024′ W. Marker is in Wingett Run, Ohio, in Washington County. Marker is on Cullen Road (County Route 34), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wingett Run OH 45789, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Birth Place (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rinard Covered Bridge III (approx. 2.3 miles away); Frontier Boat Launch (approx. 7.7 miles away); Bridges to the Past (approx. 8 miles away); Early Settlers (approx. 8 miles away in West Virginia); The Hills Covered Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); Captain Gordon C. Greene / Captain Mary Becker Greene (approx. 8˝ miles away); Vaucluse (approx. 8.6 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wingett Run.
 
Also see . . .  Hune Covered Bridge. (Submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
 
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By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
3. The Hune Covered Bridge Marker
The Hune Covered Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
4. The Hune Covered Bridge Marker
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By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
5. The Hune Covered Bridge Marker
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By TeamOHE, April 22, 2020
6. The Hune Covered Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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