Thursday, September 06, 2007

Riverbend Bridge

Photo: Nathan Holth
SFN 3234312

Built by the Canton Bridge Co. in 1895 this iron Pratt through truss bridge over the Blanchard River is located near the entrance to the Riverbend Recreation Area. This historic Hancock County bridge is to be replaced by a new 2-lane covered bridge, likely similar to those in Union County. However the historical significance of this iron bridge is apparently being recognized and the most recent news indicates the bridge may be moved and preserved in the Riverbend area.

Send encouragement to the county engineer.