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Ohio's last S-bridge, from 1800s, closes to traffic; officials feared toll of drilling trucks
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, October 4, 2013 7:18 AM EDT
The last S-curve bridge in service in Ohio is being closed to traffic because of concerns that heavy trucks used in the modern drilling boom are too much for a structure once traversed by wagons, Model T's and even Abraham Lincoln.
The president of the Ohio National Road Association, Doug Smith, says the bridge probably was built around 1828. It's a National Historic Landmark and a National Engineering Landmark.
Advocates hope to turn the area into a park.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com