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Old May 31, 2007, 12:20 AM   #11
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Nhmom, Thanks for looking.
I don't know what the purpose, if any, of the three different levels was. I do know that the bridge was originally constructed in three sections. A 30ft, 130ft, and an 80ft section around the late 1880's and was originally uncovered. But, In 1901, the flooring and timber of the bridge were very badly decayed and there was a recommendation to replace the whole floor system with new materials. it was also recommended that the bridge be housed-in. The cost would be about $560.00. No written records have been found to document when the bridge was covered, but presumably it was done soon after the recommendation to repare the structure was made.

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This is a view from the concret and steel bridge that replaced the covered bridge in the late 1960's.


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Old May 31, 2007, 9:39 AM   #12
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Very nice, Steve.

Do you know what the purpose of the three level roof is? Or, is it just for show?
My guess is it's all about engineering....the walls of the bridge (based on the interior view from Steve) seem to be a truss design, which is actually how the bridge is able to span the river. The higher section is also the long-span section, meaning it's truss needed to be taller, therefore stronger, than the lower side span sections.

Just an educated (?) guess....could be worthless.:-)
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Sounds completly reasonable to me.
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Old May 31, 2007, 11:15 AM   #14
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Hey, Steve....I sent you a personal e-mail about your coming trip...hope you received it OK.

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I did, thank your for the info. It sounds great, hopefully we can fit it in.

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