Harshaville, OH, January 19, 2011 - Still in use, the Harshaville covered bridge is slated for restoration later this year. Adams County Engineer David Hook has secured funding for the Harshaville Covered Bridge, which spans 100 feet over Cherry Fork Creek in Oliver Township.
In 2010, funding was secured for the restoration through the Ohio Department of Transportation Enhancement Program and through the National Historic Covered Bridge Program. Hook expects to award contracts for the project in September and complete the project in spring of 2012. The cost will be $280,000 to $300,000, with the majority of the cost covered by the state and federal funding, and the remainder through local funds.
The 110-foot Harshaville bridge was built circa 1855 to cross the Herry Fork Creek in one span usoing multiple king post truss with burr arches.
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[Our thanks to Tom Keating for submitting this article - Ed.]