Moscow, IN, February 6, 2010 - It's a good thing the tornado that mangled the covered bridge at Moscow didn't arrive until June 2008. Had the twister struck a generation earlier, residents might have cleared the debris from the Flatrock River, slapped up a concrete span in its place, and congratulated one another on the progress.
Instead, thanks to growing appreciation of the state's history, the destruction was mourned as a loss, prompting a restoration unusual for its sweeping involvement of parties ranging from the governor to a trade union.
Now the timbers for a rebuilt bridge are stacked at the site, ready to be assembled into lengthy trusses.
For the story, and a photo gallery, go to: http://www.ibj.com/covered-bridge-project-draws-special-attention/PARAMS/article/16191.
[Our thanks to James Crouse for forwarding this story - Ed.]