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Salisbury Center Bridge Gets Federal Grant

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SALISBURY, N.Y. - The Town of Salisbury has received a federal grant of $153,500 to fund the restoration of its covered bridge. Steel beams will be installed under the bridge, the roof will be replaced, a stone retainer along the river bank will be mortared, and the wooden structure will be treated with fire retardent. Work is expected to be completed by next summer.

The Salisbury Center Bridge, WGN 32-22-01, crosses Spruce Creek near the junction of NY 29 and 29A in Herkimer County. The 50-foot span was built in 1875 by Alva Hopson using a multiple kingpost truss with an arch.>

Many thanks to Dick Wilson for forwarding the clipping from the Aug. 16 Utica, N.Y. Observer on which this article is based.

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