Thursday, November 20, 2014 - Rinard Covered Bridge
The Rinard Covered Bridge also called Hendershott's Ford Bridge was built in 1876 by the Smith Bridge Co. over Little Muskingum River in Washington County Ohio.
In 1913 and again in 1938 this bridge was washed off of its piers by flooding, but remained intact and was put back. In 2004 it was again washed away in flooding caused by Hurricane Ivan and, yet again, it remained intact. However, a second flood a few weeks later tore the bridge apart. Even with all that damage, the original trusses were saved and the Righter Company of Columbus, Ohio was hired to restore the bridge with as many of the original timbers as possible, along with the salvaged original trusses, thus allowing the bridge to maintain its historic designation. That rebuild project was completed and the bridge reopened in 2006.
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