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  • 1-57 The Bridge as it looks now 1-57 The Bridge as it looks now
  • 1-57 Marker Side A 1-57 Marker Side A
  • 1-57 Marker Side B 1-57 Marker Side B
  • 1-57 Dedication plaque on bridge 1-57 Dedication plaque on bridge
  • 1-57 Restoration committee plaque on bridge 1-57 Restoration committee plaque on bridge
  • 1-57 Bridge roof beams 1-57 Bridge roof beams
  • 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension
  • 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension
  • 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension 1-57 Bridge's spring truss suspension
  • 1-57 Germantown Bridge seen looking north from Center Street 1-57 Germantown Bridge seen looking north from Center Street
  • 1-57 Bridge with Marker 1-57 Bridge with Marker
  • 1-57 Germantown Bridge, Montgomery County 1-57 Germantown Bridge, Montgomery County
  • 1-57 Germantown Covered Bridge 1-57 Germantown Covered Bridge
Title, side A
Germantown Covered Bridge
Text, side A
Restored in 1963, the Germantown Covered Bridge on East Center Street, spanning Little Twin Creek, was 93 years old and is reputed to be the only existing covered bridge of its kind in the world. For 41 years this unique inverted bow string truss covered bridge spanned Little Twin Creek on the Dayton Pike in Germantown, Ohio. In 1911 it was removed to its present location where it has been restored and beautified as a link with Ohio's early history. It is a symbol of individual initiative in America's early history.
Text, side B
This cherished old landmark, the Germantown Covered Bridge, was erected in 1870. In 1963 the bridge became dangerous and was closed to traffic and it was then the people of Germantown chose to preserve it as a landmark. A committee of twelve civic leaders was officially appointed by Mayor Ross Brewer, and the work started. Miami Valley business firms offered their assistance from the village budget. The bridge symbolizes respect for American heritage and tradition.
Location
Spans Little Twin Creek, at the end of East Center Street W of N Water St.
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.626207, Longitude: -84.365226.
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