I like bridges. They all serve essentially the same purpose, yet they are all so different. On a recent trip to Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio, my wife and I were heading to Lanternman’s Mill. Taking a new route, as we were about to cross Mill Creek, we came upon the bridge in the photos associated with this post. The temperature was close to zero Fahrenheit, but we just had to just out to get some shots of this interesting structure.
After getting home, I did a bit of quick research to see if I could find out more about the bridge. The best website for information about Mill Creek Park is naturally the Mill Creek Metroparks website. On their website, you’ll find information on several other historical structures and locations around the park. We will be going back in the Spring and Summer to see more.
This bridge is officially known as the Suspension Bridge. However, it has quite a few informal names including; Silver Bridge and Cinderella Bridge. It is pretty unique in its design, which is what caught our eye. The suspender, the part between the two towers sort of looks like a bicycle chain.
The Suspension Bridge was designed by the Youngstown Bridge Company and built in 1895. It is 85 feet (about 26 meters) long.
I’m sure that I’ll be back to visit this wonderful bridge and get some shots in various seasons.