Clendenin Stone Arch Bridge

Not only did municipalities and turnpike companies build bridges on public thoroughfares, but Clendenin Stone Arch Bridge Picturesometimes individuals crafted their own versions of these beautiful structures.

Began in 1929 and completed in 1938, Clark Holcomb, with only the aid of his horse, built a stone arch bridge to aid in coal delivery to his home.

Holcomb quarried and cut all the stone before hitching up his small horse and dragging the stone into place. 

The bridge, including approaches, is nearly one hundred feet long, eight feet high with a ten foot wide road surface.

Beautiful as they were, from the 1830s, stone bridges gave way to wooden bridges as they were cheaper and faster to build.


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