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Mohican State Park Covered Bridge

When most people think of covered bridges in Ohio, they think of the over 100 century-plus old covered bridges that can be found throughout the state.  However, the covered bridge at Mohican State Park is not one of these historical artifacts.  Instead, this bridge, built in 1969, is a modern tribute to Ohio's numerous historic covered bridges.  The bridge is built over a modern steel span making the 'covered' part of the bridge more of a canopy rather than part of the bridge's overall framework.

The Mohican State Park Covered Bridge crosses over the Mohican River.
Mohican State Park sits on over 1,100 acres in Ashland County.  Also, Mohican-Memorial State Forest, which surrounds the park, consists of over 5,000 acres of land.  Nearly barren when the land was acquired in the 1920s, the park was reforested thanks to the efforts of the Civil Conservation Corps in the 1930s.  The grounds of the park include the Clear Fork Gorge, which was formed by the Wisconsonian Glacier.  The Lyons Falls Trail runs along the gorge and is highlighted by two waterfalls.  The park also boasts a 96 room lodge and over 25 cottages along with numerous campsites.

All photos taken by the post author, October 2004.


Fly fishing is a popular activity near the bridge.

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