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Zinc's historic bridge collapses

Repairs to Boone County landmark caused pier to break

Posted: June 23, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.

Photo by Nita Gould...A pier of the historic foot bridge at Zinc, which spans Sugar Orchard Creek, collapsed late last week, according to reports. The 104-foot long pedestrian bridge, which dates back to the Boone County town's mining days, was built in 1927 after a previous bridge was washed away by floods.

Photo by Nita Gould...A pier of the historic foot bridge at Zinc, which spans Sugar Orchard Creek, collapsed late last week, according to reports. The 104-foot long pedestrian bridge, which dates back to the Boone County town's mining days, was built in 1927 after a previous bridge was washed away by floods.

A pier that supported a historic footbridge in Zinc collapsed earlier this month as workers began to repair it.

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map showing location of Zinc bridge

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