Those with an interest in this bridge, or Simeon & AJ Post and their trusses, may have an interest in this blog entry bio I put up awhile back.
I was recently reminded of it when there was a spike in readership recently, homework related research I'm guessing.
I probably should work to steal the time to condense it into an essay for this page...
I had read in the newspaper that the Covered Bridge gotten damaged from High Speed Winds
The essential parts of this bridge (wrought iron rods and cast iron fittings) are all in storage. Most of the original wood was rotted or destroyed in the collapse. Current plans call for the bridge to be re-erected at Fort Benjamin Harrison State Park in Indianapolis.
Stored, repairs have been done to the ironwork of the first collapsed span. All federal funding is in place. Need local match. Have until 2008 or this bridge will be lost to southern Indiana.
Interested donars may send money to
Jackson County Auditor
% Debbie Eggerman
Brownstown, IN. 47220
specify donation is to go to Bell Ford Account
Fleeta K. Arthur
jackson County Park and Recreation Board