Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fieldale Iron Bridge: Part I

Located in southern Virginia, the Fieldale Iron Bridge has been an important part of the community of Fieldale since its construction in 1931. Upon learning that it would be destroyed to make way for a new more modern bridge, several community groups have tried to preserve this historic structure. By joining forces to work cooperatively, the Dan River Basin Association, Martinsville-Henry County Rivers & Trails Group, and the community of Fieldale have banded together to reuse parts of the bridge as trail art along one of the area's walking trails. Now that the bridge is safe, financial support from the community and all who enjoy history is needed to fund the welding, lead abatement, repainting, and mounting of the trusses. The completed project will be enjoyed by all who visit the Fieldale Trail.

Please join the movement and help preserve the Fieldale Iron Bridge. Send tax-deductible donations to Dan River Basin Association Attn: Iron Bridge Project, 413 Church Street, Suite 401 Eden, NC 27288. For more information contact or call 276-634-2545.

Due to the length of the video I could not add everyone's names, but I would like to recognize all the wonderful individuals I have worked with on this project including: Andrew Kahle, Cliff Saul, Lisa Hughes, Mike Coleman, Steve Isley, Dwayne Puckett, Brad Stewart, Dale Plasters, Alfonzo Hughes, Greg Niece, Tom Wright, Jerimiah Cockram, Jeff Donovan, Bill Plasters, Guy Turner, Wesley Craddock, Charles Craddock, John Tatum, Carol Shelton, Mr. Wynn, Joey Arrington, Roger Adams, Jeannie Frisco, Barbara Jackman, Katherine Mull, Robin Light, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Ellen Jessee, Brian Williams, Jason Gardner, and Benny Summerlin.

Thank you also to the iron bridge steering comittee: Doug Stegall, Joyce Odell, Margaret Stegall, Keith Stegall, Jessee Frith, Glenda Scott, Bea Bullard, Alice Gwynn, Bob Rakes, Virginia King, Nadine Hutchinson, Elva Adams, and Steve Rucker.

1 comment:

Glenda Scott said...

Thank you, Jennifer Doss, for getting all this together in order for it to happen.