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Title, side A
Salt Creek Bridge
Title, side B
Timber Covered Bridge
Text, side A
This covered bridge, spanning Salt Creek in Perry Township, Muskingum County was erected in the 1870s. It is a splendid example of an Ohio covered bridge built with Warren type trusses. It is being preserved as an important illustration of the sound, fine craftsmanship of the early bridge builders of Ohio. This plaque has been erected to give these men the honor they greatly deserve.
Text, side B
Timber covered bridges were vital lines in the early road, railroad and canal systems of Ohio and contributed greatly to the growth and development of the state. They were covered with roof and siding to protect the heavy timber trusses from the weather. Many of them have carried their loads well over a century. Fine craftsmen, using broadax, pits and froe, were able to construct these sturdy bridges by hand.
2392 Arch Hill Rd (County Road 82)
Norwich vicinity, OH 43767
At the bridge, SW of Salt Creek, which is SW of the intersection of Arch Hill Road and Murphy Hill Road
Latitude: 39.9988790, Longitude: -81.8400070.
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