Along the Way: Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge

I had just made the left turn onto Seven Hills Road from Route 11, heading towards Chestnut Grove Cemetery when Zech asked if I noticed the sign for a nearby covered bridge. We were visiting Ashtabula, Ohio, to pay our respects to Philip Bliss, the noted gospel writer who died in the Ashtabula Train Disaster … Continue reading Along the Way: Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge

Along the Way: Greenway Canal Covered Bridge

I was headed east on Interstate 70, having left Columbus, Ohio in the rear view mirror, when the GPS unit started telling me I had arrived at my destination. Knowing the covered bridge was definitely not on the interstate, I glanced to my right and could see the covered bridge down the embankment and a … Continue reading Along the Way: Greenway Canal Covered Bridge

Along the Way: Salt Creek Covered Bridge

My plans for the morning were quickly falling apart. The original plan was to spend the morning in Zanesville, exploring the town and its surroundings. Zanesville, the county seat of Muskingum County, served as the second state capital of Ohio from 1810-1812.  The city is named in honor of the Zane family who settled here. … Continue reading Along the Way: Salt Creek Covered Bridge

Along the Way: Harmon’s and Trusal Covered Bridges

Two of Indiana County’s covered bridges are located along Five Points Road within a half mile of each other, just east of the small community of Willet. Although the closest community is Willet, the address for them shows up as Creekside, a town to the southwest of the two bridges. I had left the Kintersburg … Continue reading Along the Way: Harmon’s and Trusal Covered Bridges

Along the Way: Colvin Covered Bridge

There was a coolness in the autumn air as I stepped out of the vehicle and stretched. The bridge was not on my list of places to visit on the journey through Bedford and Somerset Counties, but I welcomed the unplanned stop as a break from the long drive that morning. My mind had been … Continue reading Along the Way: Colvin Covered Bridge