|Original covered bridge|
Two hundred thirty-five people paid $3,635.50 to cover the cost. This structure was over 160 feet long (plus 11 feet of overhang on each end). For 87 years this covered bridge carried passengers to and from Yountsville. By the 1940s it was apparent this piece of history would need to make way for a more solid structure.
Below is the bridge being built in the 1940s. Notice the men on the bridge and the scaffolding being raised. Ironically, in 1979 extensive repairs were made to ensure the safety of this structure.
|This structure cost $246,364.50 more than the covered bridge.|