|Lancaster Bridge over Wildcat Creek|
The Lancaster covered bridge near Owasco immediately looks different than the others.
It sits on a metal frame. When I saw it, my conclusion was the frame had something to do with its restoration.
All these years later, by re-reading a photo I took of a monument near the bridge, I discovered the metal substructure is as old as the bridge.
|Lancaster Bridge, 10/15/2011|
Time took its toll and a 2003 flood nearly destroyed it, but like most of these bridges, love, passion, and hard-work restored it.
Unlike my #5 bridge, Adams Mill, there weren't many options to take Lancaster's picture. A steep shoreline and private property limited options.
The two are Carroll County's only surviving covered bridges and next to the Wabash - Erie Canal (built in 1840 until it shut down in 1870) are two more reasons to discover this picturesque county.
Bring your camera.
Lancaster Covered Bridge
Style: Howe Truss
Length: 133 feet across Wildcat Creek
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