I paid a visit to the Station Road area of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park this morning. Photography was a mixture of nature, textures, and structures. There are two rather photogenic bridges at the location: the Station Road Bridge, and the massive Chippewa Road Bridge. Station Road Bridge is the oldest remaining metal truss bridge in the Cuyahoga Valley, according to an informational sign. It was built in 1881 and kept in transportation service for almost 100 years. It was also noted that, in 1992, the bridge was disassembled and shipped to Elmira, New York for restoration; then it was reassembled at its current location serving the lighter traffic of cyclists, hikers, and horses. The old bridge has beauty in its elegance: slender lines of steel linked to cradle a roadway crossing flowing waters. High above the valley, the big concrete and steel Chippewa Road Bridge spans the Cuyahoga River and the remains of the Ohio & Erie Canal. I enjoy viewing the graceful arches and strong columns of the great structure as it rises from the wooded floor of the Cuyahoga River Valley, holding State Route 82 high overhead. This picture shows a bit of both bridges: the great and the humble.
The great and the humble