An old bridge finds a new home


A photo of the historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge before it was refurbished.

A photo of the historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge before it was refurbished.


The historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge is lifted by crane into its new home over Amos Lake on Wednesday, July 29. The bridge was recently brought down from St. Johns, Mich., where the bridge had been restored. Some parts of the bridge had to be completely replaced due to corrosion. The bridge has a length of 68 feet. The bridge is also in the Ohio Historic Inventory. Ninety five percent of the funds to rehab the bridge and install it are coming from a grant by ODOT.


An old bridge finds a new home

A photo of the historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge before it was refurbished.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/07/web1_BridgeOld.jpgA photo of the historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge before it was refurbished.

The historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge is lifted by crane into its new home over Amos Lake on Wednesday, July 29. The bridge was recently brought down from St. Johns, Mich., where the bridge had been restored. Some parts of the bridge had to be completely replaced due to corrosion. The bridge has a length of 68 feet. The bridge is also in the Ohio Historic Inventory. Ninety five percent of the funds to rehab the bridge and install it are coming from a grant by ODOT.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2020/07/web1_SDN073020BridgeLift.jpgThe historic 1875 Zenus King bowstring bridge is lifted by crane into its new home over Amos Lake on Wednesday, July 29. The bridge was recently brought down from St. Johns, Mich., where the bridge had been restored. Some parts of the bridge had to be completely replaced due to corrosion. The bridge has a length of 68 feet. The bridge is also in the Ohio Historic Inventory. Ninety five percent of the funds to rehab the bridge and install it are coming from a grant by ODOT.