The making of the Fallasburg Covered Bridge model
By Emma Palova
Lowell, MI-I was pleasantly surprised last night when I received an update from Germany about the making of the bridge model.
Bene Hofmann sent me photos of the replica well on its way now. It is three feet long and six inches wide and in height. The floor is out of oak and the truss sides out of pine.
“It’s been a lot of fun working on the model,” Hofmann said. “It will take a while.”
Hofmann used the 1994 rehabilitation plans of the covered bridge from the Kent County Road Commission to scale the project.
His professor told Hofmann about the covered bridges during his visit. Out of all the covered bridges in the USA, Hofmann picked the one located three miles northeast of Lowell in Kent County.
The Fallasburg Historical Society (FHS) is very pleased that the signature landmark will put its imprint abroad as well.
The bridge is the pride of the FHS and the entire area. Annually it serves as a venue for many events such as the Covered Bridge Bike Tour in July, the Fall Festival for the Arts in September and the Fallasburg Village Bazaar.
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