Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Rock Road Bridge Lincoln Highway Memorial

From the April 11, 2013 Mansfield (Ohio) News Journal

A monument is to be erected in Ontario, Ohio, this summer to commemorate the Lincoln Highway and the bridge at West 4th Street and Mabee Road.

They hope to have it completed by June, in time for the Lincoln Highway Centennial Motor Tour which will be coming through.  The memorial features arches and about half of the stones which were saved when the 150-year-old bridge was demolished.

It was one of the oldest, if not THE oldest, rock bridges in Ohio, built in 1863 by the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad as a one lane structure.

The town figures it will honor two forms of transportation, the railroad and car.

Saving the Old Stuff.  --RoadDog

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