Tag: Blaine Ohio
The National Road in Ohio: The bridges at Blaine
Two bridges, one old and one new(er), side by side on the National Road in Ohio.
single frame: Harris Paver
A paver brick stamped by its maker, on the National Road in Ohio.
single frame: The S bridge at Blaine
Bricks and bridges, on the National Road at Blaine, Ohio
By American standards, the National Road in eastern Ohio is pretty darned old. It was extended west from Wheeling starting in the late 1820s, largely routed over the 1796-97 Zane’s Trace, which was based on even older American Indian trails. None of those trailblazers and roadbuilders had the equipment and technology to do anything but follow…