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 Messenger photo by Linda Dillman
 Roy Swartz, left, and John Petrie, right, take refuge from the midday sun in the shade of a replica of the 1887 Dietz-Bergstresser Bridge, which was built by Mound Street residents using reclaimed materials to build the wooden frame with a cedar shake roof.  It is 17 feet long, six feet wide, and able to withstand foot traffic and golf carts. The bridge appeared in the Canal Winchester Labor Day Festival Parade. Swartz is familiar with the original bridge. He was raised on the farm where the bridge is located and, as a youth, fished the waters running under the bridge. Canal Winchester Human Services announced that the Mound Street residents have put the replica bridge up for sell to benefit the organization. The proceeds of this sale will be donated to support the various social service programs that are provided to the Canal Winchester community. Bidding will continue through 9 p.m. Sept. 15.  The replica bridge will be sold to the highest bidder at that time.  For  information, or to place a bid,  contact Tim or Lori Fiske at lorifiske@wowway.com.  You are also welcome to contact Penny Miller of Canal Winchester Human Services concerning sale of this bridge, or to inquire about any of the services provided by this non-profit, charitable 501 (c) 3 organization at (614) 834-3888 or at ButtonBow@aol.com. Also, The Greater Ohio Showman’s Association named the Canal Winchester Labor Day festival the "Festival of the Year" as the best festival in Ohio for 2007-08.

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