Rinard Covered Bridge III
Resurrected three times from destruction
In 2004 the bridge was again washed from its piers. It stayed intact (see three photos below) until a second flood, a few weeks later, tore the bridge apart.
Funds were raised and the bridge was once again resurrected. The original trusses were saved, allowing the
bridge to maintain its historic designation. The Righter Company from Columbus restored the bridge, using
as many of the original timbers as possible (right). Though the bridge was
closed to vehicular traffic in 1991, the bridge remains a beloved landmark.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Bridges & Viaducts.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Hune Covered Bridge (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Birth Place (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bridges to the Past (approx. 5.7 miles away); Frontier Boat Launch (approx. 7.8 miles away); James Riggs Family (approx. 8.4 miles away); Matamoras World War I Monument (approx. 8˝ miles away); Early Settlers (approx. 9.4 miles away in West Virginia); St. Marys (approx. 10.2 miles away in West Virginia). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wingett Run.
Also see . . . Rinard Covered Bridge III. (Submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on February 5, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.