Lynch or Grist Mill or Cedar Creek Covered Bridge (World Guide Number 47-06-02) is one of Washington’s six traditional covered bridges. It was built in 1995 spanning Cedar Creek, on NE Grist Mill Rd. East of Etna in Clark County. It is 83 feet long and utilizes Howe trusses. It replaced a 1934 vintage exposed timber pony truss bridge. The bridge was covered to complement the historic setting of the Cedar Creek Grist Mill site, which was served by a covered bridge prior to the 1934 uncovered pony truss bridge.
The nearby Grist Mill was built in 1876 by George Woodham and his two sons and is the only remaining grain grinding mill in Washington that has maintained its original structural integrity, grinds with stones and is water powered.
PHOTOS BY BILL BOWSER….FROM CINCINNATI, OHIO