Bridge

Phase VIII – Re-Assembly and Re-Opening

Completed:

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Columns arrive in New Philadelphia for re-assembly

Columns arrive in New Philadelphia for re-assembly

Bridge components arrive in New Philadelphia for re-assembly

Bridge components arrive at the job site for re-assembly

Bridge re-assembly is underway

Bridge re-assembly is underway

Bridge re-assembly continues

Bridge re-assembly continues

Bridge re-assembly continues

Bridge re-assembly continues

Preparations begin for lifting the bridge

Preparations begin for lifting the bridge

Large crane is moved into position

Preparations continue for lifting the bridge

Preparations finalized for lifting the bridge

Preparations finalized for lifting the bridge

Preparations finalized for lifting the bridge

Crane is attached

Observers

The lift begins

The bridge leaves the ground

The bridge floats above the ground

Bridge begins to move

Bridge continues to move

Bridge is moved into final position

Bridge is set down

Finishing touches underway (photo courtesy of Nathan Holth – Historic Bridges of Michigan and Elsewhere)

Concrete now holds the bridge in place

Stringers are complete and decking is about to be installed

Concrete pad at bridge entrance

Stringers are complete and decking is about to be installed

Stringers are complete and decking is about to be installed

Stringers are complete and decking is about to be installed

Installation of decking is under way

Installation of decking is under way

Installation of decking is under way

Clips hold the decking in place

Flood waters surround the bridge on August 24, 2007

Flood waters surround the bridge on August 24, 2007

Flood debris remains on lower bridge components on Aug. 31, 2007

Railing has been added

Installation of decking and railings has been completed.

Installation of decking and railings has been completed.

Installation of decking and railings has been completed.

Finishing touches are nearly complete

U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula surveys the bridge prior to the dedication ceremony

Guests gather below the awning for the dedication ceremony

Civil War re-enactors cross the bridge prior to the dedication ceremony. The Tusky Valley High School band waits on the far side to perform the Star Spangled Banner.

U.S. Congressman Regula speaks at the bridge dedication

Zoarville resident Roxie Long shares her memories of the bridge

Project manager Dave Tschantz (right) presents a plaque to Stan Rosenblatt of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Dave Tschantz (right) presents a plaque to Harry Matter, President of Civil Design Associates

Dave presents a plaque to Aldo Balestra (left), owner of Sheldon Gantt and General Manager Bob Dermer

Dave presents a plaque to Richard Bible, ODOT District 11 Deputy Director

Dave presents a plaque to Tuscarawas County Commissioner Chris Abbuhl

Dave presents a plaque to Tuscarawas County Engineer Joe Bachman

Dave presents a plaque to David Simmons of the Ohio Historical Society

Guests listen as Congressman Regula speaks

Richard Bible, Bob Dermer, Aldo Balestra, Charles Lebold, Congressman Regula and Dave Tschantz (left to right) cut the ribbon to officially re-open the bridge

Boy Scout Troop 94 of Dover crosses the bridge, followed by the Tusky Valley High School band

Guests cross the bridge immediately following the dedication ceremony

Guests gather on the bridge immediately following the dedication ceremony

Guests gather on the bridge immediately following the dedication ceremony

Congressman Regula talks with Dan Rice of the Ohio-Erie Canal Corridor Coalition