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By Dena Martin
the Times 

Downtown history lessons

Main Street Bridge and Wait's Mill displays honor Waitsburg's past


Dena Martin

Waitsburg's city crew carefully removed one of the lightposts prior to bridge demolition in July of 2017, to be used in the display.

WAITSBURG-History buffs, or anyone interested in learning a little more about Waitsburg's past, need only walk to the north end of Main Street for a mini history lesson.

Main Street Bridge

While the recently replaced Main Street Bridge wasn't a historic structure in itself, the fact that it resided in a historic district meant its replacement came with some specific state requirements. Among those, was a mandate from the Historic Bridge Foundation requiring that, within two years of being replaced, the City must develop an interpretive display commemorating the bridge.

That display now si...

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