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  • 17-25 Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge 17-25 Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge
  • 17-25 Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge 17-25 Bergstresser-Dietz Covered Bridge
Title, side A
Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge 1887-1991
Text, 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.
Text, side B
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.
Address
Around 1056 Washington St.
Canal Winchester, OH 43110
Location
The Bergstresser Bridge, one mile south of Canal Winchester on State Route 674.
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.829784, Longitude: -82.816272.
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