Sunday, January 23, 2011

Walls & Bridges

...well, mostly just bridges....
Station Road Bridge
Today I went for a short walk on the Towpath Trail north from the Station Road Bridge Trailhead(its also the Brecksville stop on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway). The above photo is of the 1881 wrought iron Station Road Bridge - these are the types of bridges which replaced covered bridges in the valley and this is the last remaining one. It was taken apart, refurbished and then rebuilt in the same spot in 1990.
The below photo is the Route 82 Bridge that was built in 1930. Its quite a beautiful, imposing bridge. I took some cool wide-angle shot from underneath it(click my 'read more' link for that).

Rt. 82 Bridge Study #1
Today it was brutally cold out and I didn't last very long. There is more interesting Canal history in the area and I plan to photograph it and post about it it here when the weather is a bit nicer.
The photo below this is a towpath trail bridge - its design is based on many of the original towpath bridges along the Ohio and Erie Canal.  
Towpath Bridge


Anonymous said...

these are really great shots

Joe said...

Really cool phtos!

Tom said...

Never been here, looks cool.

Jim Pantilens said...

Beautiful pictures.