Photo taken by Jack Schmidt
BH Photo #108724
This is my ancestors bridge. I've visited it when I was younger. It goes to the old house and remains of the mill that my ancestors Zachariah and Jeramiah Rice built. Abigail Rice met and let George Washington stay at the house for a night. Pretty neat.
Usually when I see a covered bridge with steel beams, it means that the old floor support system was removed making it no longer weight-bearing. Not in this case. The beams were added to augment the bridge's strength without removing the orignal floor. And that's good to see!
I WAS BORN IN LANDISBURG ,,SPENT MANY HOT SUMMER DAYS SWIMMING BY THE RICE BRIDGE WITH MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS,,WHEN I VISITED THE AREA IN 2003 I WAS UNABLE TO DRIVE ACROSS DUE THE REMODEL,,LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES THERE,MY MOTHER NELLIE CLELAN IS NOW 101 YEARS OLD ,,SHE WENT OVER THAT BRIDGE MANY TIMES,, VONNY CLELAN -HARRINGTON,, BOISE ,IDAHO