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Ohio Historical Marker Placed at Jediah Hill Covered Bridge

On Saturday, September 9, 2017, a crowd of about fifty people gathered at the Jediah Hill Covered Bridge in Mt. Healthy, Ohio to witness the unveiling of an Ohio Historical Marker commemorating the first test of Obed Hussey’s reaping machine in 1835. The mechanical reaper, which was […]

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Simple Engineering of 19th Century Bridge Stands Test of Time

Simple Engineering of 19th Century Bridge Stands Test of Time

I’d read that the Jediah Hill covered bridge, named for my 4x great-grandfather who built it in 1850, was constructed in a queen-post truss design. My curiosity about all things related to my ancestors’ doings being insatiable, I set out to learn more: A queen-post bridge has […]

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