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Old 10-18-2012, 10:45 AM   #42
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Rescued from page 4. I don't know if anyone was anxiously awaiting my next post but here it is anyway.



I last visited bridge #3, the Shinn bridge......next on my list was Bell bridge.









Built in 1888, it's a single span bridge of 62' over the southwest branch of Wolf Creek. Located just a few miles north of Barlow, Ohio. The bridge was originally built at a cost of $489.80 and is still open to motor traffic. The bridge has had extensive reinforcing with steel beams added to the underside of the floor for support. It was completely renovated in 1998.














I found the dates and initials carved into the hand-hewn beams of the bridges really interesting. I don't recall the oldest date I saw but I think it was in the late 1800's.







This may be the one.....1892..........





Someone carved that date into the beam 120 years ago. Probably with a Barlow knife. That makes my insignificant pencil signatures pale, don't it?












The KLR waiting patiently in the shade of the old bridge....








I added my stamp of approval and motored on to the next destination..........



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