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Switzer covered bridge, 1999

Posted on June 15, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Stone masons worked on the approach to the Switzer Covered Bridge in Franklin County in June 1999. Designated as the official state covered bridge in 1998, it spans North Elkhorn Creek and is 120 feet long and 11 feet wide. It was built by George Hockensmith about 1955. The bridge was restored in 1906 and closed to traffic in 1954. It was again restored in 1997 after a flood swept the bridge off its foundation. Photo by Frank Anderson | Staff

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