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Bridge a longtime B/W fixture

March 1, 2014
The Marietta Times

Today the Beverly-Waterford Bridge is crossed daily by hundreds of vehicles with little thought of how it makes our lives more convenient. The trip from Waterford to Beverly takes roughly ten seconds and possibly a little more the other way if the light in Waterford is red. It is not known how long it took when there was a ferry, but it could easily have taken twenty minutes or more. Often a traveler arrived when the ferry was on the other side, so there was a waiting period while it crossed the river. It was boarded, the river crossed and finally unloaded. All this was time consuming, dangerous and inconvenient.



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