Scenic USA - Ohio
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Everett Road Bridge
|Photo and Feature Article
by Monnie Ryan
A flashy shade of vermilion paint brightens the Everett Road Covered Bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Richfield, Ohio. The story behind the 100-foot Everett Road bridge begins well before the bridge was first built. It seems that John Gilson and his wife were returning to their home after visiting friends, and took the short route that crosses Furnace Run. Because Furnace Run cut through the roadway, travelers were required to ford the river. While trying to navigate the watery passage, Mrs. Gilson was thrown from her horse into the rough, icy waters. When her husband tried to save her, his horse panicked and dragged him into deeper water. Although passers-by rescued his wife, John Gilson was drowned. As with any tragic accident, local residents were moved to pursue, once again, their interest in a bridge. Soon after their requests were answered with a handsome covered bridge.
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