Walk or Drive Through a Historic Ohio Covered Bridge
Posted On 07/26/2021 09:21:21
Ohio | Cleveland | Newton Falls | Mahoning River | Bridges | Covered Bridge | Historic Bridges | Covered Crosswalk | National Register of Historic Places
The covered bridge in Newton Falls, Ohio was originally built in 1831 and is currently listed on the
National Register of Historic Places. Today, the bridge is still open to automobile traffic (no trucks)
needing to cross the Mahoning River. A covered crosswalk was added beside the bridge in the early 1920s
so students could more safely walk to school.
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Do you ever make an unplanned stop when you see a sign on the roadway?
We started our day with a goal to explore the Amish country in Lawrence County, Pennsylvania. Since we
had taken an Amish country tour in Jamesport, Missouri just over a month earlier, we decided to explore
on our own. Unfortunately, that turned out to be a mistake!
On our drive back to the Cleveland area, we spotted a highway sign that read "Newton Falls Covered
Bridge". The bridge was less than 10 miles away, so we took the detour. It turned out to be our best
decision of the day. With a pedestrian walkway and auto lane, both covered, the bridge was truly unique.
Fun fact: The Newton Falls Covered Bridge, the second oldest in Ohio, is the only one in the state with a