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January 08, 2015

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Rich Cook

Looks like the bridge was completed on October 12, 1883, based on an article in the Ann Arbor Courier, according to local historian, Nick Marsh.

Dominique King

Thanks! Haven't seen that article...is it one I can find online?

Jean Finch

Thyere is a wrought iron bridge built by the Canton Bridge Co (sign over it) in a small hamlet called Toddsville, outside of Cooperstown , N.Y. It was going to be demolished in 2006 but the residents petitioned , raised money to replace the boards, put it under a local Historical Society, and saved it. Would it be possible to know the exact date, know it was around 1880's. Thank you, Jean Finch

Dominique King

Hi Jean-The Canton Bridges often have just an approximate date or patent date on their plaques. Try http://bridgehunter.com/ny/otsego/oaks-creek/ for more info about the bridge. The Bridge Hunter site doesn't have an exact date for the bridge's construction, but it does have some info about the bridge's dimensions and condition. You might also try checking with Karen at http://newyorkkingbridge.webs.com/ She's written a number of books and articles about historic bridges in New York

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