Spencerville Covered Bridge repairs begin

Repairs are underway to the Spencerville Covered Bridge over the St. Joseph River in southeastern DeKalb County, as shown in this photo by county highway superintendent Ben Parker. R.G. Zachrich Construction of Defiance, Ohio, is removing the floor decking, which was a tripping hazard, and replacing it with new, white oak lumber. The more extensive repairs involve replacing rotted support timbers on the southwest corner of the bridge. The scenic wooden span, built in 1873, has been closed to traffic since October 2018, when a routine inspection discovered moisture damage to its support timbers. The scheduled completion date for the project is April 15.

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