Earnest Covered Bridge

WGN – 37-20-35 Earnest or Russell Covered Bridge – Built in 1938 in Lane County by A.C. Striker, Lane County spanning Mohawk River on Paschelke Rd., single span, 75 feet long, Howe trusses

5-panel Howe truss. Cost $1900. T16S R1W S8. The Earnest Bridge was named for a nearby family. The original covered bridge at this location was an 83 foot long structure called the Adams Bridge. It was built by A.N. Striker in 1903. When it was replaced in 1938, the $2.449 cost included $72 for wrecking the old bridge. It appeared in the movie Shenandoah, filmed in the Mohawk Valley during the mid-1960s. The movie company altered the bridge to reflect Civil War architecture, and then restored it back to the original condition in 1965.



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