The Cemetery Road covered Bridge isn’t exactly on Cemetery Road, nor is it next to a cemetery road. I’ve probably driven past this particular bridge many, many times throughout my life and never even knew it was there. You can’t see it from the side of the road, as it’s surrounded by a multitude of trees that have probably stood for over a hundred years.
I pull off to the side of the road, cringing as the black gravel crunches under my wheels. My car is probably going to be covered in black by the time I’m done. I get out of the car and lock up, then head down the foot path towards the covered bridge. You can just barely see it from a distance and I hurry, eager to see this hidden gem.
Cemetery Covered Bridge has an air of abandonment to it, a sense of creepiness and oppression surrounds it. As I studied the bridge and its immediate surroundings, I couldn’t shake the feeling that something, or someone was staring at me, watching my every move. I took a few pictures, ignoring the increasing feeling of uneasiness around me. When I could no longer stand it, I whipped around, expecting to see a figure standing behind me, but there was no one there. Taking a couple more pictures, I hurried back to my car as fast as I could, barely giving it a backward glance.
There is little about the bridge on the Internet. Cemetery Road Bridge was built in 1886 by Henry Hubbell and was originally in the Caesar’s Creek area but was moved to Yellow Springs after the lake was created. The Internet site that I looked on also commented that no paranormal activity was detected. Maybe I was just feeling extra sensitive? Who knows.
The only thing marring the bridge was the graffiti it both inside and out as well as several holes that allowed the walker to see down into the creep (or maybe even trip). I think with some tender love care in the refurbishing department, this covered bridge could be restored back to its original beauty. What do you think?