This is looking through an old historic rotating B&O Railroad bridge that crosses the Muskingum River where it joins the Ohio River here in nearby Marietta, Ohio. It was built in 1859. If you look closely you can see where the rails have been removed from the tracks. I took a walk across the Harmar Pedestrian Bridge that links the downtown shopping area with Historic Harmar Village. The village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This was where Fort Harmar was established in 1785 as a garrison for U.S. soldiers. Today it’s a neighborhood of brick streets (seven miles of original brick streets – more than any other Ohio town) and quaint buildings housing crafts and antique shops, and a few museums.
(The piers of the bridge are 150 years old.)
A view of the top of one of the piers...
A view over the side looking down....
After walking across the pedestrian portion of the bridge I turned and this is looking back to the historic Village of Harmar. Community members adorn the bridge with hanging baskets of flowers.
I hope you enjoyed my walking tour of this old historic bridge.
Alice is our host for Bridging The Gap. Click on the icon at the top of my post to check out her blog and all the 'rules' for the meme as well as links to others posting photos of bridges and participating in the challenge this week.