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Mull Covered Bridge / Covered Bridges (HM2HWA)

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N 41° 15.648', W 83° 11.099'

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Mull Covered BridgeThe Mull Covered Bridge was built in 1851 by the
Henry Mull Family to allow for safe passage across
Wolf Creek and easy access for trade to the Mull
mill. The bridge was open for traffic until 1962 when
the road was diverted and a new bridge was constructed. The Mull Covered Bridge was then listed
on the National Register of Historic Places.
Covered Bridges



There were more than 10,000 covered bridges built in the U.S. between 1805 and the early
20th century. Today less than 900 remain, mostly in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and
Vermont. Covered bridges seem to evoke different feelings, from nostalgia
and romance, to scary ghost stories. There are many different answers to
the question, 'Why were bridges covered?"

One explanation for covered bridges, was to give travelers shelter from bad
weather, or to keep horses from being frightened while crossing the
water. The most popular story, though, has to do with protecting the
bridge itself from the damaging effects of rain, ice,
and snow. It would have been very expensive
to have to replace the entire span every few
years , bur fairly easy to maintain and repair
just the roof. Another twist to this story
points to the fact that almost all covered
bridges were built in the North, where icy
bridges



would have been dangerous.

The Mull Covered Bridge was built in 1851 using
the "Town Truss" design. Today it stands as a
peaceful reminder of a quieter, simpler era of our
history.
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HM NumberHM2HWA
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Date Added Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 at 8:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 316959 N 4570011
Decimal Degrees41.26080000, -83.18498333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 15.648', W 83° 11.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 15' 38.88" N, 83° 11' 5.94" W
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