Tuesday, December 20, 2016
High Level Bridge, Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Well, I still have a few examples from my early days of collecting, but I think, after this one, I'll be moving back to the more recent acquisitions, which means pretty much anything from the last ten years.
Anyway, there are a fair number of bridges over the Chagrin River, so I wasn't able to positively identify the one on this card. The Chagrin River actually has two branches, the Aurora and the East branch. The Aurora Branch is a white water rafting destination, which is hard to imagine in flat, northeast Ohio. Both branches are also fishing favorites. Chagrin Falls, the town, is a suburb of Cleveland. The Cleveland, Akron, Canton area of northeastern Ohio is the fifteenth largest statistical area (A designation used by the census bureau .) in the United States. Nothing to do with Chagrin Falls, or the Chagrin River, but right in the middle of that densely populated area is Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Yes, the river that was once so polluted that it caught on fire, the river that was the butt of jokes, is now a national park. At least the parts south of Cleveland and north of Akron. Kind of gives us all a bit of hope.