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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - December 19, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Combined with the Everett Republican established 163rd year 22 Bedford Republican december 1975 single copy ten cents Claycomb Bridge relocates in Village Park historic Bridge finds a new Home thursdays move Dang if it aint tougher than i thought it a new Enterprise Stone and Lime supervisor commented referring to either the Claycomb covered Bridge near Reynolds Dale or the Job of moving by that the Crew and their two cranes had lifted one Side of the covered Bridge off its sat it Down on Edge and leaned it against the a double beam that served As the trailer of an oversized Rig backed into the the Bridge estimated weight eight tons bowed every creak from the Wood brought groans and gasps from the and there was a crowd of com Pany and county officials watched the Days proceedings cars of passers by lined the new Concrete Bridge downstream and Reynolds Dale residents walked through the mud and cold to see their Bridge one More it was thought the task of removing one Side and hauling it to the new location at Bedford Village Park could be done in one maybe both sides could be removed in the same the first Side had been scheduled to hit the Road about at the Crews were still mane vering it into balance on the the floor and had been removed earlier this the second Side to be moved was anchored with Concrete dead men two Horseshoe shaped steel brackets were 1 bolted on both sides of the freestanding Wall near the other through which the Crane cables would were welded the idea seemed to be to Lay the Side Over like it was on a hinge at the it didst work that and More Crane brackets had to be welded on the inside to get a grip at a different when the Angl change the weight of one end of the Bridge had to be supported on the shovel of a Bulldozer positioned in the Stream while the shift was there was at least one As one end pulled from the mud while being minute Maneu vers and measurements marked the slow moving a few onlookers wagered on whether the truss would break in the or an end would crack neither Charles on whose property most of the county owned Bridge said that perhaps it was Best the Bridge was going to a new although unused for local teenagers had found it a perfect place to Park and Cooper said hed tried unsuccessfully to blockade the More than 100yearold min bikers sped through the Bridge at All hours of the night last Cooper and when it was Learned the Bridge was being the Graffiti artists doubled their the splitting of the Bridge revealed a vast variety of some some with words like rate Fink and and most simply names layered on with paint Over the someone commented that Phyllis must have been very judging from the number of times her name was on the Friday morning the first half of the big move should get the plan is to pull i the More than 26 feet out a Short dirt Road to legislative route then Back it into the intersection at the Forward trip will take the Bridge past the Reynolds Dale fish hatchery and onto route heading at Cessna the Bridge Rig will turn onto the route 220 it will exit at the Turnpike and head South to the Park on old once the cranes Are the Bridge will Start to take shape again and fridays As one Driver asked is this a Case of Well Cross that Bridge when it comes to us 7 the first Side of the Claycomb covered Bridge neared its destination at Bedford Village Park Friday As the oversized Load exited the route 220 bypass at the the Side wont be put in place until next wed then the whole process will be repeated with the second Side of the to motorists who didst know the Claycomb covered Bridge was being encountering an object on the Highway More than 120 feet Long and 26 feet wide was a startling it didst look much like a but that what new Enterprise Stone and Lime flagman said it was As they halted traffic at several spots Between Reynolds Dale and Bedford Village braced on a tractor trailer that could be steered at both the horizontal Bridge sides reminded observers of an aircraft regular tractor trailers had to squeeze onto the berm of route 56 to allow the massive object to the Bridge had a state police escort for the plus a Convoy of spectators who either raced ahead and stopped to watch the Bridge or who crawled along the move went More swiftly than thursdays Day Long loading after backing into Reynolds Dale from the Bridge the trip took about three with time out for at times the truck moved by but it topped 35 Mph on the route 220 a few tree limbs fell to a Chain saw near Reynolds Dale to let the Flattop but it was High enough to pass Over other like signs and other and Low enough to go under wires and the Turnpike overpass just South of the a new Enterprise spokesman said As much engineering went into setting up the nine mile route of travel As in figuring How to remove the Bridge from its the spot where everyone held heir breath was at the Entrance to route 56 from the fish hatchery for the it was an Uphill hard left turn and an Angle downhill because 56 is banked away from the legislative some observers feared the skid beam under the Bridge would scrape on the or the fifth wheel holding the truck together might come neither the truck did have to Back slightly to Man Euver a rear Corner past a Telephone at the same a front Corner grazed a Speed limit sign on the opposite there was hardly a residence or business along the route where someone didst come outside to watch the a Penn Central train Crew got an eyeful in leaning on the whistle As the two travellers passed each the Bridge was almost longer than the double engine and caboose the Bridge Side and its truck wort1 parked for inc weekend on the approach to the new the new abut a new Enterprise Stone and Lime official surveyed clearances in a unique nolo another the Bridge inched it took some Tricky Man vering to get the on the Village Square covered Bridge Over the route past the Reynolds Dale Hump from the legislative fish hatchery onto route the new Enterprise Stone and Lime tractor trailer on Hie Highway Friday was definitely different from anything normally in which will be encased in the old still need steel places before the Side can be lifted by Crane into the As compared to i lie Tanker the truck with half a covered Bridge on in measured inure than 120 feet plates wont arrive until and the Side wont be unloaded until alter its Back to lung and 26 feel the Bridge truck was pulled unto he 220 Road to nowhere for a lunch events of the week Reynolds Dale for new in to Start the whole process Over shortest Days and longest nights average length of Days for the 9 3 take a Book to a warm the almanac tells us a heartwarming Christ Mas presented at Johns United Church of Christ by the new Bedford county chorus and its spirited Gene left Many in the mood for Christmas sunday despite the warm temperatures and continuing Indian summer other Holiday events coming up the first concert of the Everett Christian Academy at 8 in the Sanctuary of the Church of miss Deborah Reed directing an old fashioned Holiday Square dance for Young and at 8 at the legion with Don Weaver and Joe and Sandy Mcdaniel and the string pickers providing admission will be by refreshments available a concert by the gospel Aires of Hyndman 20 in the Cove Christian Church of Milligans Hyndman mayor and Tom Cunningham entertained employees and their wives from the Hyndman municipal authority and manpower mayor Cunningham presented a plaque in appreciation of years of faithful and devoted service to the Community to Hynd Emerick served for eight years As president of the Borough the in were complimented for their outstanding service to the Community in closing remarks by Harry Over 60 attended the traditional combined thanksgiving and Christmas meal held by members of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Everett during the which was planned by the ladies some of the talented Young members of the Church provided musical entertainment in keeping with the Alum Bank Volunteer firemen have elected John Morgret and retained Kermit Mickey As fire chief in elections held tuesday other officers include Charles vice president Bill Kenny fire chief Bill Captain Jerry first lieutenant Joe third Bill Miller and John directors and Jerry auditors and Kenny Parade Joseph president of the first National Bank in is serving As chairman of the insurance committee of the Bankers beginning with the current Earl executive vice president of the first is a member of the nominating committee Carl a native of Bedford and manager for the Santa District office of the Prudential insurance recently observed his 30th year with the he joined the company As an agent in in Ensley and his reside in Everett kicks off its 1976 Bicentennial Celebration with i town scheduled at the High school at speakers include distinguished former John George Earlc John Shaffer and Benjamin tickets Are currently on Sale at several Kimthi area locations the Ohio a historical Bedford has been donated to the Bedford Village and will be moved from its location on Pitt Street at the Corner of Bedford Street by next the log now covered with was known As the Heckerman inn after it was built in 1810 it was a hotel and tavern for most of the 19th then became a boarding House and Rooming House Early in this in recent years it has been operated As a Small apartment Bedford mayor Studebaker acquired the property about ten years he donated the building last week to the Bedford county heritage which has turned it Over to the county redevelopment the authority is in charge of the Village Park William Jordan Heads both the commission and the in accepting the Jordan said the commission agreed to remove the two Story House in 150 Days and to level the present the Ohio House will become the largest dwelling donated to the Park so and is the 12th scheduled for relocation previous donations have included two two barns and seven log the one Cabin and a barn have been reelected to the Claycomb covered Bridge at Reynolds Dale is scheduled to be moved to the where it will provide Access across the this barring bad the West Clai Pleasantville municipal authority tuesday approved a Tapin fee for the new water system being constructed in that if the fee is paid before april the authority will refund 20 per or to the property the fee was set in accordance with a repayment schedule for a Farmers Home administration loan secured for the authority officials Grants totalling almost also have been approved to the More than five years after two new York City student both were found murdered along interstate 70 near War Fulton police have arrested a Man for two murders believed connected to the Fulton a 31 year old Man was charged wednesday with two Long unsolved murders of Young one in Connecticut and one in new state police in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Are searching the evidence for links to unsolved slayings of Young women who had been picked up As hitchhikers in those states and left dead at the the student nurses were found dead hear Warfordsburg along both shot with Copper coated swedish made the bullets were announced As a link to the Connecticut and new York crimes three weeks the times said the accused Richard of has an unsteady record of mostly at White Collar jobs in he was charged with the 1969 murder of Paget a 23yearold University of Connecticut Delage was also charged in with the 1960 murder of Carole a 23yearold a complaint that had delayed the opening of bids on the route 220 Section North from Cessna was withdrawn according to a letter received by the prothonotary Philip and Suzanne Edwards had filed the objection to pen dots condemnation of a portion of their land in the based on what they said were incorrect boundaries in the Penn Dot Edwards met with Penn Dot surveyors last the action by and Edwards in dropping their complaint apparently signalled a Resolution of the Penn Dot will have to set a new Date to receive and open construction december 1975 manpower workers beginning the Job of dismantling the Ohio House in Bedford monday found several persons apparently were squatting in the 165yearold manpower director James Harbaugh said he had been informed by who owned the property and had donated it to the Bedford Village that the two tenants in the building had been Given notice to when the manpower workers began removing the they were confronted by two Young women who said they were living in the 15room was no water or heat in that part of the shifting their work to another part of the building the workers reported hearing footsteps upstairs whoever was making the noise then left the and the workmen discovered another recently occupied room on the second Harbaugh said from what he had there were probably four groups of people living in the House that no one knew were Many of the rooms contained Beds with sheets and any trespassers who returned to the House after tuesday were in for a cold according to because the work men removed the second floor two children were listed in satisfactory condition at Bedford Hospital after a Multi vehicle pileup on ice covered route 220 one mile North of Osterburg monday and Scott were passengers in a car driven by their Ellen of Ash was treated at the state police said the Driver of a Ford car who triggered the Accident was having left the scene before they the two separate crashes began when a southbound car driven by Carl of but the unknown operator behind him could not slow Down on the Slippery the Ford hit manutes car in the manutes Auto swung sideways into the Guardrail on the West the hit run cur pulled around the disabled Auto and stopped for a moments driving saw manutes car broadside across her Lane and attempted to avoid the car by swerving into the northbound a tractor trailer driven by Dean of was heading ass car Slid hitting the Rig with its left the Impact spun the which came to rest in the South bound facing police said they Learned later that a wrecker from Kings southbound on 220 to the hit the front of the Ash 1975 Sedan was a total loss damage to the other vehicles totalled Burton of Schellsburg escaped with slight in juries from an Accident on route 30 East of Schellsburg monday who refused treatment at the lost control of his westbound car on the icy according to state the car went through the guardrails and Down an rolling Over several times and coming to rest in a Small Creek in front of sleepy hollow Lamens was freed from the wreckage by breaking out the window in the right damage to the car was set at Bedford firemen confined damage to a bedroom closet and Dresser at the Hugo Frear Home on Juliana Heights tuesday mostly to the was expected to by several Hundred no one was continued on Page t
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