Rebuilding the Bridgeton Covered Bridge

The sawmills are going to start cutting the trees as soon as the ground freezes. So, I thought we could look at some photos of an event that was put on to raise money for Rebuilding the Bridgeton Covered Bridge. The first photo is a member of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association. If you’ve never seen this, you have to come and check it out this year.

The second photo is ….. OH ….. That is me with my new grandson, Jacob Allen Roe. He was born about 2 weeks early because he wanted to surprise me on my birthday! I think he will like horses that go fast.

The third photo is Horace Hockey ridding past the old mill. He (Bret Erwood) came up with the idea of an Old West Fest and spent a lot of time calling his friends and anyone else he could think of to make it a success. Some other folks jumped in and helped with the planning and calling.

We had Spinner and Weavers, Single Action Shooters Society, Horse Tricks, Mustang Demo (No – not the car), a Chuckwagon, Singing Cowboy, Native American Educational Activities, A Parade, Costume Contest for the Kids, Raffle Drawing, Gold Panning Demos, A Covered Wagon, A Stage Coach, Bull Whip Demos and …. probably some stuff I forgot.This years Old West Fest is scheduled for June 3 – 4. We already have more folks that want to participate so it looks like this years fest will be even bigger and better than last years.

The weekend brought in a little over $2000.00 for the bridge. Thanks to everyone that participated.

Mike Roe

Bridgeton Mill

Tell your friends to check

in on our progress and remember if you want to donate, go to

If you would like to help with the labor …. send me a line.


  1. car donation tax on March 11, 2009 at 9:05 am

    Do you guys have a recommendation section, i’d like to suggest some stuff

  2. The Miller on March 12, 2009 at 2:22 am

    The bridge is finished and it is all paid for with donations. There was a little money left over and we are using it to rebuild the steps on the north end of the bridge.

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