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Covered bridge group tours 6 local sites

May 20, 2013

A caravan of vehicles wound its way along backroads through the hills and hollows of Washington County Sunday as members of the Ohio Historic Bridge Association conducted a group of 20 people on a......

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May-20-13 7:03 AM

Listen up folks! You don't have to travel far to find real history. It is right here in Washington County. Save yourself the trouble of going to another part of the country to see something that is one of a kind. The first time we saw the piers it was absolutely mindboggling! A country road led to a curve, then suddenly 100 foot stone piers rising up from the valley. We could almost visualize the passenger and freight trains crossing it with their precious cargoes. Students from OU (and elsewhere) used to scale the piers and party on top of them. Now there is a sign posted 'no trespassing.' Don't know who actually owns them, but evidently the liability insurance is skyhigh. Can't have anyone falling off and hurting themselves, now can we? Saw some ancient pictures of the rails being ripped up. See Mr. Eldon Young if you have questions about the Marietta & Cincinnati Railroad. I think the line was closed forever in the 1920's. Mr. Cutler inspired the M&C back in t

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May-20-13 9:20 PM

If wood is such a good material for bridges, why aren't they all built out of wood? Seems like it would save taxpayers dollars.

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