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Blackburn / Wesner Bridge

 
 
Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2020
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 '60s 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 Creek in Franklin Township. He donated the bridge to Metro Parks in 1998. The 53-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 1895. Ohio had more than 3,000 Covered bridges in the 1880s and early 1900s.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 39° 45.267′ N, 82° 50.65′ W. Marker is in Walnut, Ohio, in Pickaway County. Marker can be reached from Marcy Road (County Route 89) 0.4 miles west of Winchester Southern Road (Ohio Route 674), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9094 Marcy Rd, Ashville OH 43103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

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markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Blackburn / Wesner Bridge (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Franklin Hills Cemetery Veterans Section (approx. 3.8 miles away); Bloom Township War and Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bergstresser/Dietz Covered Bridge (approx. 5.4 miles away); Ohio's Oldest Active School (approx. 6.3 miles away); Old Canal Winchester School (1862 - 2007) (approx. 6.3 miles away); Faith United Methodist Church (approx. 6.3 miles away).
 
Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2020
2. Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker
Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2020
3. Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker
Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 18, 2020
4. Blackburn/Wesner Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 1, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 1, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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