William D. Lewis | posted Nov 13th 2011
The Silver Bridge in Mill Creek Park has been a favorite of park visitors for generations.
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While it is a truly picturesque bridge, it really isn't that old. The bridge was totally rehabilitated about 30 years ago and it is no longer a functioning suspension bridge. The bridge was converted to a 2 span steel beam bridge. That is why their is a solid pier in the middle of the creek. A suspension bridge, by its very nature, doesn't need midspan support. The existing silver iron you see is purely ornamental. Now, the original stone abutments were reused and are still functioning but their would be no reason for the massive stone dead anchors at the back spans from the suspension span. That being said, it is wonderful that they were able to maintain the image of an old suspension bridge and didn't just scrap the pieces. A very artful bridge, to say the least but not very old.
Nice ! Excellent video quality.
Wonderful footage! Special memories of my husband's marriage proposal (and then our fall wedding photos) on the beautiful bridge. No matter the "history" a lovely, unexpected treasure when traveling through the park!
Brown,Tell us part of the story. I know your uncle life was not saved by a bullet glancing off the suspension bridge.
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