As Kent grew into a bustling transportation town, a need grew for a new bridge arose. The original bridge on Main Street spanning the banks of the Cuyahoga River was a worn out, two lane covered bridge. The contract for the erection of a new bridge was given to T. B. Townsend of Zanesville, Ohio, in July, 1876 and a new, more durable stone arch bridge began construction. The bridge was finally finished in September of 1877 as Marvin Kent honorarily laid the final stone. The iconic bridge still stands, supporting the needs of modern Kent.

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  • Category: Historic Landmarks
Stone Arch Bridge