Donn Covered bridge bThis covered bridge crossed Donnels Creek on the west side of Donnelsville.  It was one of three covered bridges in Bethel Township built in the late 1830s while constructing the National Road.  This bridge was removed in 1901 while the bridges over Jackson Creek and Mud Creek were removed in 1920.  In the Springfield Sun dating July 11, 1901, was written, “ The old wooden bridge, which spanned Donnels Creek, has been razed to the ground to be replaced by a more modern structure of steel.  The old bridge has been a playground for the youngsters for many a year, being built by the United States government in 1839 and the persons who yet live in this neighborhood who remember its building are few indeed.”  William F. Lohnes wrote about the bridge, “The covered bridge was a very handsome one, nicely proportioned.  It was a two-lane fifty-foot span.  I have watched the boys snare the fish in the water below under the bridge.”

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