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Marcy in Pickaway County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Blackburn / Wesner Bridge

 
 
Blackburn / Wesner Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 2, 2009
1. Blackburn / Wesner Bridge Marker
Inscription. This covered bridge once spanned Brannon's Fork near Young Hickory in Muskingum County. The bridge was dismantled in the 1960's because land surrounding it was to be strip mined.

Arthur Wesner purchased the bridge in 1967 and reassembled it on his land along Big Run in Franklin Township. He donated the bridge to Metro Parks in 1998. The 56 foot-long bridge has been restored and reassembled by the Parks construction crew.

Originally known as the Blackburn Bridge, it cost $6.75 per foot to build in 1885. Ohio had more than 3,000 covered bridges in the 1880's and early 1900's.
 
Erected by Slate Run Metro Park.
 
Location. 39° 45.717′ N, 82° 50.87′ W. Marker is in Marcy, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Click for map. Marker is along road leading to the Buzzard's Roost Picnic Area in Slate Run Metro Park, 1375 State Route 674. Park entrance is about one half mile north of intersection with Marcy Road. Marker is in this post office area: Canal Winchester OH 43110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.4 miles away); Franklin Hills Cemetery Veterans Section (approx. 3.4 miles
Blackburn / Wesner Bridge and Marker Photo, Click for full size
By William Fischer, Jr., April 2, 2009
2. Blackburn / Wesner Bridge and Marker
Looking north.
away); Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Active School (approx. 5.8 miles away); Canal Winchester and the Ohio and Erie Canal (approx. 6 miles away); Stradley Place (approx. 6 miles away); The Interurban Depot (approx. 6 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 646 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. • Christopher Busta-Peck was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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