I grew up in Swanton and remember when the bridge burned down. It was the year I graduated from high school. It's been a long time now and I'm not 100% sure, but I don't believe that they ever caught the people responsible for burning down the bridge. Such a shame, it was a beautiful old bridge and I walked across it many times. It was a sad day when it was lost.
Lord, I hope so. According to newspaper articles I read on vandals caught burning covered bridges, judges are not lenient, nor are the folks who treasure the victim span that parished.
Did they ever catch the idiots who did it?
Most know I gripe on here about boneheads defacing historic bridges with cans of spraypaint... (sigh)
Well, with my father a native of Rush county, Indiana, I have a passion for the covered bridges. Reading about idiots who burn these relics get to me kind of in a worse fashion. A cigarette lighter or match is more hated by me than the stupid fools with spraypaint cans.
I do enjoy Tony Dillon's continued placing pictures of the Moscow Covered Bridge, as it rises from being taken out by a tornado. I been over that bridge as a child, and last seen it summer 2001. I would like to take a roadtrip to my father's homeland as soon as the two span structure is reopened.