Mentor Lagoons Water Trail

Mentor Lagoons Water Trail (HMX5B)

Location: Mentor, OH 44060 Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 43.541', W 81° 20.331'

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Natural Shoreline of Lake Erie
The Mentor Lagoons Nature Preserve's 1.5-mile shoreline represents the longest stretch of publicly accessible natural beach in Ohio. Because it is one of the last remnants of a wild beach in the state, it harbors a very specialized plant community...

Bridge to Nowhere
In 1928, the Lake County Commissioners started construction of this bridge to link Lakeshore Boulevard with a new housing development advertised an an "exclusive summer colony." The stock market crash of 1929 forced the Mentor Harbor Company to fold and ownership of the property reverted to the B&O Railroad. Because the road leading fom, and to, the bridge was never built, this bridge had nowhere to go. Long referred to as the Bridge to Nowhere, it has been featured in Ripley's Believe it or Not, as the only bridge that has no beginning and no end.

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Creatures of the Lagoons
Migratory Birds
Marsh Creek
HM NumberHMX5B
Series This marker is part of the Strange But True series
Placed ByCity of Mentor
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:33am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 471817 N 4619375
Decimal Degrees41.72568333, -81.33885000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 43.541', W 81° 20.331'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 43' 32.46" N, 81° 20' 19.86" W
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Area Code(s)440
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8367-8369 Harbor Dr, Mentor OH 44060, US
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