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Monument For Rock Road Bridge Stones On Hold

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 5/29/2013

Plans to build a monument from the sandstones that once made up the Civil War era Rock Road bridge in Ontario are on hold while more money is raised.

The stones are neatly piled near the city garage at Marshall Park.

Mark Weidemyre of the Lincoln Highway Monument Committee says the Richland Community Development Group has approved a $5000 contribution, but $11,000 is still needed.

He says they're seeking donations and asking the Richland County Foundation for a contribution.  Ontario City Council, on which Weidemyre represents the third ward, declined his request to provide taxpayers' money toward the project.

The monument will use only about half of the stones, leaving the rest for another possible project near the site of the former bridge, as some Rock Road residents have requested. 

There's been mention of putting some of the stones around the bandshell under construction in Marshall Park, but Weidemyre says that will depend on whether any are left over from the two projects.

   
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