The Hune Covered Bridge
Wayne National Forest
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.)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & 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.)
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.