Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge

Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (HM837)

Location: Canal Winchester, OH 43110 Franklin County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 49.978', W 82° 48.961'

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1887-1991

(Side A)
In March, 1887, the Franklin County Commissioners announced the building of a bridge in Madison Township over Little Walnut Creek at Kramer's Ford. Area citizens had petitioned for a bridge to transport agricultural products to the canal and railroad. Michael Corbett of Groveport contracted to construct the abutments and the Columbus Bridge Company built the covered bridge for $2,690.00. Reuban L. Partridge, company vice president, supervised the building, using his patented truss system consisting of double and triple truss members constructed of pine and oak.
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(Side B)
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In the 1930's the road traveling over the bridge became State Route 674 and in the 1950s the road was redirected to bypass the covered bridge. In 1990, the county contracted with Abba Lichtenstein & Associates to evaluate the condition of the bridge. The W.J. Seidensticker Company repaired and restored the Bergstresser bridge using original and new materials. This, the last covered bridge in Franklin County, was rededicated September 1, 1991. At this time the ownership of the bridge was transferred to the Village of Canal Winchester.
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HM NumberHM837
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number17-25
Year Placed1992
Placed ByCitizens for Positive Growth to the Village of Canal Winchester and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 2:10am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 344603 N 4410796
Decimal Degrees39.83296667, -82.81601667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 49.978', W 82° 48.961'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 49' 58.68" N, 82° 48' 57.66" W
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Area Code(s)614
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7302 Crosett Ct, Canal Winchester OH 43110, US
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