Constructed in 1860 as the Allen’s Mill Bridge, Eldean Bridge in Miami County, Ohio, is an excellent example of nineteenth-century covered bridge construction and its span is a rare surviving Long truss, a highly significant nineteenth-century timber truss type. Eldean Bridge is the most structurally intact of less than a dozen surviving Long truss covered bridges in the United States.
The Eldean Covered Bridge is the sixth covered bridge to be designated as a National Historic Landmark since 2012. It joins the Humpback Bridge (VA), Knight’s Ferry Bridge (CA), Duck Creek Aqueduct (IN), Brown Bridge (VT), and the Powder Works Bridge (CA) as “nationally significant historic properties of exceptional value to the nation.” Also receiving NHL status at the same time as Eldean is the West Union Bridge in Indiana (1876 Burr arch-truss).
Righter is proud of its role as General Contractor in restoring this important piece of American history!
On December 9, 2016, the ribbon was cut and another section of Athen’s bikeway trail was opened for use — the Columbus Road Bikeway Spur. Righter is proud to be the contractor for this project which includes a 240-foot single span bridge across the Hocking River.
I am proud to announce that we have reached another milestone in the history of our company. Earlier this year marked our 40th year in business.
What began as a small operation in a Clintonville basement is now a well-established contractor in Central Ohio. Our company has many achievements and accomplishments, with many notable projects completed in Columbus and around the state. We wish to thank our clients, vendors and stakeholders for their support. Also, without the support of our excellent Righter team, our success would never have been possible. Each employee plays a very important role in the success of our company. It is their enthusiasm, support and dedication that have brought us this far. Righter shall forever remain indebted to the contributions of its employees – past and present! –Bradley R. Nadolson, President
Along with the usual Der Dutchman fare, cornhole, bingo, safety incentives and years of service awards, Righter employees had the opportunity to participate in an Ugly Sweater Contest! Our truck driver, Mike, took home the grand prize wearing a Christmas tree tiara and a heavily decorated red sweatshirt complete with miniature lights!
Another link in the Ohio to Erie Trail is complete. The Galena Brick Trail includes a 145′ long railroad bridge high over Little Walnut Creek that features scenic views. The 1/2 mile trail starts at Dustin Road and ends at Holmes Street and sits on the old Penn Central Railroad bed. Righter is proud to have been the General Contractor on this project.