Germantown Covered Bridge

Germantown Covered Bridge (HMJ06)

Location: Germantown, OH 45327 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 37.571', W 84° 21.917'

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Restored in 1963, the Germantown Covered Bridge on East Center Street, spanning Little Twin Creek, was 93 years old and is reputed to be the only existing covered bridge of its kind in the world. For 41 years this unique inverted bow string truss covered bridge spanned Little Twin Creek on the Dayton Pike in Germantown, Ohio. In 1911 it was removed to its present location where it has been restored and beautified as a link with Ohio's early history. It is a symbol of individual initiative in America's pioneer days.

Side B:
This cherished old landmark, the Germantown Covered Bridge, was erected in 1870. In 1963 the bridge became dangerous and was closed to traffic and it was then the people of Germantown chose to preserve it as a landmark. A committee of twelve civic leaders was officially appointed by Mayor Ross Brewer, and the work started. Miami Valley business firms offered their services, evaluating the bridge as a genuine historic landmark and the work was completed without assistance from the village budget. The bridge symbolizes respect for American heritage and tradition.
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HM NumberHMJ06
Series This marker is part of the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series
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Marker Number1-57
Year Placed1964
Placed ByGermantown Historical Society and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 726135 N 4389585
Decimal Degrees39.62618333, -84.36528333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 37.571', W 84° 21.917'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 37' 34.26" N, 84° 21' 55.02" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301-331 Center St, Germantown OH 45327, US
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