Turning of the Historic Harmar Bridge

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An important part of Marietta's historic downtown - the Harmar Bridge.

A big crowd showed up Thursday morning to see the turning of the bridge - a job that is not easy.

The bridge takes eight to ten people to turn.

That is after they put a big key - a steel pipe with four cross pieces on the top of it - which then allows the gearing to be rotated.

Once it is rotated, the men that turned it are stuck on the bridge until they put it back into place.

Chuck Swaney with the Historic Harmar Bridge Company says it is very important that they keep up the maintenance to the bridge.

It is privately owned by the Historic Harmar Bridge Company and they turn it regularly.

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