Finished Bridge

| December 15, 2008

We cut the ribbon on the new covered bridge Oct. 1st 2006.  Since then I have been busy working on the mill.  The blog was so frustrating to work with I gave up.  Now, I have a new site for blogging.  Hope this one works better.

Frame is finished

| September 10, 2006

As you can see the bridge is almost finished. The last piece of the arch was put in on Friday. The big jobs left are the siding and the roof. We didn’t have enough $$$$$ for the hand split shake roof so we are going with a metal roof. A lot of folks wanted a […]

August 28, 2006

| August 29, 2006

The Covered Bridge was set across the creek today. Everything went smooth. There were many folks watching the historic event. It is a wonderful sight to see a covered bridge out the mill windows again. We have a sign that says “Most Beautiful View in Town” near the window that everyone looks out of. After […]

Covered Bridge on Wheels

| August 20, 2006

The plan is to move the covered bridge on Monday August 28, 2006. 16 months after the fire. There is a nice photo on this blog. I hope it comes through. Once it is set the arches, floor, roof and sides will be added. MIke Roe Bridgeton Mill

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

| August 2, 2006

The first post for the bridge was attached on Tu. The photo on the right is Ben Hill checking it for level. The photo on the left is the progress at the end of the 3rd day (Wed). They almost finished all the posts on the first span. I will put more photos on later. […]

Big Board

| July 31, 2006

Thought I would try posting a photo on the blog. I see a photo …. hope you can see it. This is the long board I told you about. It was 38 ft. 5 in. long. I believe it was from the longest log we cut. The guy at the end of the board is […]

Building Ramp for Bridge

| July 20, 2006

Still no photos on the blog. Do you think they are in cyber space? Oh well. They have been dumping dirt to build the ramp for the covered bridge. They plan to build the 2 spans side by side and then roll them up to the old bridge site where they will be set with […]

Phase Two

| July 12, 2006

I don’t see any photos on the blog. So, I won’t waste my time trying to put one on. We have been making the pieces for the bridge and have finished all the ones we are doing at the site. The larger pieces are being done by Dave at his shop. He should be done […]

End of Phase One

| June 28, 2006

The sawing of the logs for the Bridgeton Covered Bridge is finished. There should be a photo of one of the last boards. It is 14 inches wide X 2 inches thick and 38 feet 5 inches long. It is from one of the longest logs we sawed. The board only had a few small […]

Rebuilding the Abutments and More

| June 19, 2006

The work on the abutments and the center pier has begun. This is a photo of one of the stones being cut to fit. Some of the stones in the old abutments (foundation for the bridge) were soft or broken. Apex Masonry was able to get some stones from another covered bridge that was burned […]