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Near North Lewisburg in Union County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pottersburg Bridge

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
1. Pottersburg Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Pottersburg Bridge, sometimes called the Upper Darby Bridge, was designed and constructed by Reuben Partridge in 1868. Originally located on North Lewisburg Road spanning the Big Darby Creek, the bridge was moved to this North Lewisburg Trail location in 2006 and renovated by Union County Engineer Steve A. Stolte to preserve its 1930s appearance. Its windows with awnings are not original, having been added prior to the 1930s. The steel rods were likely added in 1949. Partridge was a prolific bridge builder, having built more than 100 bridges in Union and surrounding counties. Most of his bridges were built with wood and covered, but a few were constructed with iron.
 
Erected 2008 by Union County Historical Society, Union County Commissioners, Union County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 5-80.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 40° 14.461′ N, 83° 31.693′ W. Marker is near North Lewisburg, Ohio, in Union County. Marker is on Inskeep-Cratty Road (County Route 163) 0.8 miles north of Ohio Route 245, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
2. Pottersburg Bridge Marker
Close-up view of the photograph that is on the historical marker showing vintage pictures of the bridges of Union County.
This historical marker is located in a small public park, on the west side of the road, in front of the Pottersburg Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: North Lewisburg OH 43060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Spain Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); North Lewisburg, O. Service Flag (approx. 1.8 miles away); Friends Church / Friends Cemetery (approx. 1.9 miles away); North Lewisburg Fire Bell (approx. 1.9 miles away); North Lewisburg, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Christopher Crary (approx. 3.1 miles away); Middleburg United Methodist Church Bellringers (approx. 4 miles away); Universalist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Lewisburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. 35-80-01 (Pottersburg Bridge). This is a link to a series of photos showing the Pottersburg Bridge at it's original location, then showing the bridge being moved to it's present location, then showing the bridge being renovated, and then showing the bridge in it's present condition. (Submitted on August 7, 2010.) 

2. Ohio Covered Bridges List. This is a link to information on Ohio's Covered Bridges that is provided by Dale Travis. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
3. Pottersburg Bridge Marker
View looking south down Inskeep-Cratty Road.
 

3. Upper Darby / Pottersburg Covered Bridge. This is a link to a series of photographs showing the Pottersburg Bridge in it's original location. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. The Bridge Builder of Union County. This is a link to information on the builder of the Pottersburg Bridge, Reuben L. Partridge. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Pottersburg Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
4. Pottersburg Bridge Marker
View of historical marker in the left foreground, public park in the center, and east end of covered bridge in the right background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
5. Pottersburg Bridge
View from the northeast corner of the covered bridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
6. Pottersburg Bridge
View of the eastern end of the bridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
7. Pottersburg Bridge
View from the northwest corner of the Pottersburg Bridge.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 4, 2010
8. Pottersburg Bridge
View, looking west, of the interior of the bridge and of the walking trail beyond the bridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,133 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 7, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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