christman covered bridge

Located on Eaton-New Hope Road

The question of whether to build wood or iron bridges was debated in the county and  the Christman bridge was built amidst a storm of controversy.  The 100 foot Bridge was built in 1895 and named from Solomon Christman who owned the farm south of the location.  This bridge was constructed by E. S. Sherman for $1,301.00 and Harry C. Foster did the masonry work on the abutments for $499.00.  The stone was hauled from the nearby Eaton Stone Company quarry for a total cost of $2,452.00. 

The Christman Bridge is located on Eaton New Hope Road in Washington Township.

The rehabilitation was started in December 2007 and completed in June of 2008 at a cost of $331,093.75.  Bridge inspections showed deterioration of this structure requiring extensive repairs to keep the bridge as an active and working bridge.  County Engineer Steve Simmons secured the project with 95% Federal Funding and 5% Local funds.

 

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