Historic covered bridge to be dedicated in Greene County

A newly-restored piece of Americana, the Engle Mill Road Covered Bridge in Greene County, will be dedicated at 10 a.m. on Friday.

An historical marker will be unveiled by the Ohio Historical Society and Jim Barker, a nationally known covered bridge historian and a member of the design team, will offer remarks.

The $639,640 restoration project was designed by the joint venture of Jones Stuckey/ J.A. Barker and built by the Righter Company of Columbus.

The project was paid for with 80 percent federal funding and 20 percent local bridge levy funds.

The bridge was originally built in 1877 and spans 136 feet - making it one of the longest Smith Trusses in the country, said Greene County Engineer Bob Geyer.

It was originally designed and manufactured by Robert Smith Bridge Company of Tipp City.