Great Crossing

Inside the  Mechanicsville Road Covered Bridge, Ashtabula County Ohio

The second-longest single-span Covered Bridge in Ashtabula County, this 156 ft. Howe truss with the arch was built over Grand River in 1867. The arch is 15 layers of 2 x 8 lumber encased by large beams which form the X’s of the Howe truss. Believed to be the oldest of the County’s covered bridges.

The area where this bridge stands was known as “The Great Crossing.” Early French maps of the region marked the river as “deep” at this location. The first mill in the county was built by Ambrose Humphrey in 1801 and stood just south of the bridge.

Thanks for stopping!

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. This extreme nice picture.

  2. Wonderful, Mike. I’ve tried to capture the interior of covered bridges many times but have always been disappointed in the results (excepting those painted white, which are easy). This image has given me hope that it is possible and I just need to keep trying.

  3. Fantastic image Mike. I love the depth and leading line. Beautifully processed.

  4. Really nice image Mike! Amazing detail!

  5. Mike, super sweet!! Always wanted to shoot a covered bridge…looks awesome!!! =)

  6. Love the vanishing point! So much detail in this shot.

  7. oh yeah baby that’s what I’m talking about!! love all the details here T-Wiz, sweet shot!

  8. Terrific shot with great detail, man. These old covered bridges are amazing.

  9. I absolutely love the textures and details in that wood, Mike, great capture!

  10. Nice work Chris the dynamic range must have been extreme for this

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