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2015 Calendar

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Dec 2015: DECEMBER | Switzer CoveredBridge 17-37-01 #2 is a 120ft single span Howe truss built in 1855. It is NE of Frankfort. in the community of Switzer. Take US460 E. 4.8 miles from jct with US60 in Frankfort, NE on KY1262 (curves NW) then 3.4 miles to the bridge on the NE side of the road. It was closed to motor traffic in 1954. Restored in 1991, flooded 1997, rebuilt 1999.

Dec 2015: 17-37-X unnamed bridge on the westside of Frankfort, KY

Nov 2015: NOVEMBER | In the Wehle Land Conservation Center SE of Midway. AL51 S. 0.6 miles from jct with US82 in Midway, SE on CR47 (Pleasant Hill Rd.) (small sign to Nature Center) 4.8 miles, SW (right) on park road 0.5 miles to the bridge. All roads are dirt, but in nice condition. Bridge is about 3 miles into park. Bridge is sitting on 44 8x8 wooden supports, which are on a long concrete slab entire length of bridge. Bridge is all wood and is open to traffic. Built by Tom Hall.

Nov 2015: 01-06-A Twin Creeks Bullock Co, AL 334ft with 37 spans built 2000

Oct 2015: OCTOBER | Mansfield Roller Mill Bridge In Mansfield, Jackson Township.A two span burr arch. The Parke Co Bridge Festival this year is Oct 9-18 2015, 8 am - 6 pm. Mansfield is one of the most visited bridges during the festival. Built in 1867, this bridge is 247 feet long and was built by J. J. Daniels to cross Big Raccoon Creek. It is an icon that continues to remind us of a simpler time. Just up the creek, stands the 1920’s Mansfield Roller Mill still in operation today which holds a seperate festival in the spring.

Oct 2015: 14-61-20 (PC-05) Mansfield Bridge & Mill

Sep 2015: SEPTEMBER | South of White House. take TN258 (Tyree Springs Road.) south 5.4 miles from jct with TN76 (Portland Road.) in White House, then northeast (sharp left) on New Hope Road. and 0.1 miles to the bridge on the east side of the road. It is a 34 foot single span stringer bridge built in 1980. | 01-05-b is Mason Bridge near Cleveland, AL. It is a 32 foot, triple span stringer built in 1997. Go southwest of Cleveland on AL160 0.7 miles from the junction with US231 in Cleveland to the bridge on the south side of the road adjacent to the parking lot of the Shell gasoline station and Tonka hardware store at the intersection of AL79 & AL160.

Sep 2015: 42-83-A Braxton Dixon Capps Bridge over Gap Creek Sumner Co, TN

Aug 2015: AUGUST | On the way to find a different covered bridge in Mississippi I came across two "unknown" bridges. One is in a park in McNeill where I saw this 19 foot stringer. It is in District 3 Township on the north side of Henleyfield McNeill Road. It is just 0.1 miles west ofthe junction with US11. c2000.

Aug 2015: 24-55-b McNeil Walking Trail Pearl River Co, MS

Jul 2015: In Germantown in Montgomery County, OH. On Center Street go east 0.25 miles from junction with Main Street in Germantown to the bridge. It is closed to motor traffic. It is a 100 foot single span Inverted Bowstring covered bridge. It was built in 1865. In 1911 it was removed to its present location. In 1963 the bridge became dangerous and was closed to traffic. It is thought by local residents to be the only bridge of its type in the world. | JULY

Jul 2015: 35-57-01 Germantown Little Twin Creek Inverted Bowstring

Jun 2015: JUNE | Crossing the Ammonoosuc River of New Hampshire in Woodsville. Take NH135 N. 0.2 miles from jct with US302 to the bridge on the E. side of the road. Closed to motor traffic. Pedestrian walkway on one side. It is a 256 foot, two span lthiel Town Lattice with arch built in 1827. The Haverhill-Bath Covered Bridge (# 27) is the Oldest Covered Bridge in the State of New Hampshire and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Jun 2015: 29-05-04 Bath-Haverhill or Woodsville 256' 1827 closed to traffic

May 2015: MAY | Among the Sequoias in the Masonic Paradise Park north of Santa Cruz stands Paradise Park Covered Bridge. Take CA9 north 1.2 miles from the junction with CA1 in Santa Cruz. Then go east and north on Keystone Way 0.8 miles to the park and bridge. It is a 180 foot single lane, single span Smith Truss built in 1872 crossing the San Lorenzo River

May 2015: 5-44-03 Paradise Park Covered Bridge

Apr 2015: APRIL | 01-28-B Ivalee is a private 51foot single span I beam stringer over Brown Creek in Etowah County, AL. It is west northwest of Attalla. Take US278 northwest 2.0 miles from the junction with US11 in Attalla, then west on Gallant Road. It is 2.3 miles to the bridge on the south side of the road up a private driveway about 0.1 miles. | Along the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway in eastern Kentucky I spotted this small I beam and stringer covered on my way to a job at Alice Lloyd College in Southeastern Kentucky.

Apr 2015: 17-XX-X A unnamed bridge near Slade, Kentucky

Mar 2015: MARCH | West of Coal Mountain, GA take GA369 west 8.6 miles from the junction with GA9 in Coal Mountain. Then go south on Pooles Mill Road for 0.6 miles to a park on the west side of the road. Bridge is to the north in the park. It is closed to motor traffic. It was rebuilt 1998. It is a 94 foot, single span Ithiel Town lattice built in 1906 over Settendown creek.

Mar 2015: 10-58-01 #2 Poole's Mill or Ducktown or Settendown Creek

Feb 2015: FEBRUARY | Lanesville Covered Bridge is a 39 foot stringer in southeastern Indiana. It is Lanesville Heritage Park in Harrison County, IN. My good friend BUC(SCW) Tony Driskel from NMCB24/14/OSU1321 told me about this bridge that is close to his home in southern Indiana. Lanesville Heritage Weekend is the 2nd Saturday in September.

Feb 2015: 14-31-c Lanesville Covered Bridge

Jan 2015: JANUARY | In Scipio, Geneva Township. Take CR575W N. 0.2 miles from jct with IN7 in Scipio to the bridge. It is 156 foot long single span, including the 4foot overhang on each end. It was built in 1886 by the Smith Bridge Company and cost about $600. The original intent for the bridge was to be used for a railroad, but it never happened. | ON COVER: At the entrance to Covered Bridge Estates north of Bell Buckle in Bedford Conty, TN. Take TN269 (Liberty Pike) N. 2.4 miles from jct with TN82 (Webb Rd.) in Bell Buckle, E. on Happy Valley Rd. 0.5 miles to the bridge on the N. side of the road at Emily Ln. Built by Spencer Turrentine. 42-02-A is a Stringer with King Truss supporting the roof only. It was built in 1997 and spans Hatchett creek.

Jan 2015: 14-40-01 Scipio Jennings Co Sand Creek 156 1886 Howe

BC: Thank you for your purchase of this calendar. We share with you our interest and passion for covered bridges. We as a family put a lot of time and effort into this calendar and hope you appreciate it for months and years to come. We would like to give thanks to those who made this year's calendar possible and to those dedicated to the preservation of these timber treasures. “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” - I Thessalonians 5:18, for this reason we give thanks to God, our Heavenly Father, and to him the glory for this work. We also want to thank our ever growing family for your support and guidance along the way. We thank our friends at Amazon, Paul Davis Restorations, Signature Professional Cleaning, Big Leagues, LexAir, CG Concepts, Great Clips, Westwood Townhome Condo Association, Trinity Baptist in Frankfort, the History Department of Eastern Kentucky University, to the Can Do Seabees of Navy Mobile Construction Battalion FOURTEEN, to Detachment 2714 in Orlando, FL, the staff at NOSC Orlando, the staff at NOSC Louisville and to Operational Support Unit 1321. To “The World’s Finest Chief’s Mess”—HooRAAH!!! To Choice Hotels, Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Walt Disney World in Florida. To Allegiant Airlines that made those “Pay to be a Patriot” trips to Orlando possible. To ALE8-1 of Winchester, KY—for the “go-juice” in “the green glass bottle”. To Wallace Station in Midway, KY for the best sandwiches in the Bluegrass, to Lovely’s Farm Market on in Springboro, OH. Special thanks and appreciation goes to the following for their work in preserving covered bridges: The Switzer Covered Bridge Authority, the Switzer Ruritan Club, INTECH Contractors Inc., Back Construction, R.C. Construction, the Drystone Conservatory of Lexington, Arnold M. Graton and Associates of Ashland, NH, Brighton Engineering, HNTB, D.L. Braughler, the Kentucky Heritage Council, York Bridge Builders, the Opelika Kiwanas, the Buffalo Trace Covered Bridge Authority, Fuzzy Zoeller, Germantown, OH, Parke Co., IN, and the many other cities, towns and organizations that care about covered bridges and are dedicated to their preservation. This year’s calendar was originally dedicated to our family’s best friend Benjamin Bulldozer Boots. He was a wonderful 103lb Boxer we raised from a puppy and was as close to us as a child. We loved him and we cherished him and his loss hit us very hard when it came so quickly that weekend in May. But perhaps his loss was to prepare us for a greater loss. Last September as I was leaving Readiness Support Site Huntsville for the last time after battalion TWO FOUR’s decommissioning weekend, I got a call from Corena that my mother had had a stroke and was in the hospital. It was not a stroke, but a tumor on her brain, one that in just over a year would spread through her body and take her from us. Judith Anne Lewis Sayre passed from us and on to Heaven on 19 November while I was away on Mobilization orders in Gulfport, MS for my fifth deployment. We honor her with this calendar and we wait for the day we will see her again. Judith Anne Lewis Sayre - January 31, 1945 - November 19, 2014 Additional calendars back to 2013 are available via email from el_sayre@yahoo.com, use Bridge Calendar in the Subject line

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