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Eldean Bridge (Long Truss, 1860) in Miami County, will be on both Saturday tours. HAER photo by Jet Lowe.

Registration is  closed

125 participants attended the successful Second National Historic Covered Bridge Conference in Dayton, Ohio, June 5-8, 2013. Attendees represented 24 states from Alaska to Alabama and four foreign countries: Canada, Germany, Russia, and a delegation of eight from China. Presentations from the event are available at our partner site, Woodcenter.org. See: http://www.woodcenter.org/2013-national-covered-bridge-conference/papers.cfm

Held in the heart of the Midwest in historic downtown Dayton, Ohio, participants also experienced a timber framing demonstrations, attended a reception at the historic Engineers Club of Dayton, and enjoyed a dinner at the Preble County Historical Society. There were also tours of Dayton’s aviation heritage and of several historic and newly constructed covered bridges. The conference offered the opportunity for exchange between a diverse audience of civil engineers, public transportation officials, academics, trades people, historians, architects, international scholars, and covered bridge enthusiasts.

The event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, and cosponsored by the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory.  The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the following companies and organizations for sponsoring the Second National Covered Bridge Conference:

  • Acrow Bridge
  • DPI Systems
  • Hoyle, Tanner & Associates
  • Jones Stuckey
  • National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
  • Ohio Historic Bridge Association
  • Preble County Historical Society

Updated May 7, 2013

Wednesday June 5, 2013

 David Morrison, founder of Dayton’s Columbia Bridge Works, built the Germantown Covered Bridge, a combination wood and iron suspension truss in 1865. HAER photo by Joseph Elliott.

David Morrison, founder of Dayton’s Columbia Bridge Works,
built the Germantown Covered Bridge, a rare wood and
iron suspension truss in 1865. It will be visited on both Saturday tours. HAER photo by Joseph Elliott.

8:00am-5:30pm  Registration
Crowne Plaza Dayton Ballroom level

Pre Conference Tour
Dayton Aviation Heritage Tour
10:00am-4:00pm
Tour Dayton’s monuments to the birth of the aviation industry. Tour stops will include Carillon Historical Park (home to two historic bridges), the Wright Cycle Company Complex, and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

4:00–6:00pm Timber Framing Demonstration
RiverScape Pavilion

Join timberframers Dave Kirwin and Will Truax, who will be constructing a Kingpost truss during the conference, and demonstrating historic construction techniques. This event is at the RiverScape Pavilion along the Miami River waterfront, a  ten minute walk from the conference hotel, and only a block from the Engineers Club of Dayton. The hotel is providing a shuttle service for those who prefer a ride.

Opening Reception
The Engineers Club of Dayton

5:30-7:00pm    Opening Reception & Buffet
Meet fellow conferees at the historic Engineers Club of Dayton. Enjoy refreshments and a buffet dinner and view historical displays of Dayton’s ingenuity, from the Wright Brothers’ engine to the cash register, and many other innovations.  Registration will be available during the event.

7:00-8:30pm    Evening Welcome Session
Dayton History’s Brady Kress will welcome you to Dayton and tell stories of its history. Prof. Dario Gasparini will discuss the ingenuity of wood Pratt trusses and how they were instrumental in the story of the Birth of Flight.

 

Thursday June 6, 2013

7:00-5:00pm Registration
Crowne Plaza Dayton Ballroom level

7:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast, Salon B

The Harshman Bridge, a Childs truss built by Everett Sherman in 1894, will be featured on the Preble County tour. HAER photo by Jet Lowe.

The Harshman Bridge, a Childs truss built by Everett Sherman
in 1894, will be featured on the Preble County tour. HAER
drawing by Magalena Karakova.

8:30-9:15am Conference Welcome Salon A

Welcome and Introductions

Christopher Marston (Conference Chair),  HAER Architect, NPS, Washington, DC

Welcoming Speakers (invited)

Gary Leitzell, Mayor, City of Dayton, OH
Burt Logan, Director, Ohio Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Officer, Columbus, OH
Tom Barrett, Historian, Office of Environmental Services, Ohio DOT , Columbus, OH
Robert Griffith, Assistant Administrator, FHWA , Ohio Division, Columbus, OH
Sheila Rimal Duwadi, PE, Team Leader, Hazard Mitigation, FHWA, Turner Fairbank,  McLean, VA       Steven LaTourette, Ohio Congressman (retired), Cleveland, OH (live via video)

9:15-10:30am Plenary Session 1, Salon A: Traditional v Pragmatic Rehabilitation Strategies

Rehabilitating 19th Century Bridges using 19th Century Solutions

Timothy Andrews, Barns & Bridges of New England, Gilford, NH

Pragmatic Rehabilitation Strategies

Robert Durfee, PE, Vice President, Dubois & King, Laconia, NH

10:30-11:00am Morning Break

11:00am-12:30pm Plenary Session 2, Salon A: Covered Bridge Research

Options for Evaluating Fire Damaged Components of Historic Covered Bridges

Robert White, PhD, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
James Wacker, PE, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Brian Kukay, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT
Jenson Sannon, Montana Tech of the University of Montana, Butte, MT

Guide for In-Place Preservative Treatment of Covered Bridges

Stan Lebow, USDA, Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Jeffrey Morrell, Department of Wood Science and Technology, Oregon State University

Covered Bridges as Structural Art: Integrating Covered Bridges Into Civil Engineering Curriculum

Rachel Sangree, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

Eldean Bridge (Long Truss, 1860)<br /> HAER drawing by Kimberly Clauer.

Eldean Bridge (Long Truss, 1860)
HAER drawing by Kimberly Clauer.

12:30-2:00pm Lunch
Salon B
Enjoy lunch with other attendees at the conference hotel. There will be a short program after lunch is served to acknowledge distinguished contributors to the preservation of covered bridges, featuring Arnold Graton.

2:00-3:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 3, Salon C: Rehabilitation Guidelines I

Applying the Secretary of Interior’s Standards to the Rehabilitation of Historic Covered Bridges

Tom Vitanza, RA, Historical Architect, NPS, Historic Preservation Training Center, Frederick, MD

Goodpasture Covered Bridge Rehabilitation, Oregon

Greg Ausland, PE, Senior Project Manager, OBEC Consulting Engineers, Eugene, OR
Tony LaMorticella, PE, SE,  Senior Project Engineer, OBEC Consulting Engineers, Eugene, OR

Adopting Design-Build Procurement Process for Covered Bridge Restoration Efforts in Kentucky

Patrick Kennedy, Restoration Projects Consultant, Owenton, KY
Jen Spangler Williamson, AIA, Staff Architect, Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort, KY

Session 4, Salon D: Covered Bridge History

1764 Connecticut Geometry Bridge

Terry Miller, PhD, Kent State University (retired), Kent, OH

Germany´s Historic Wooden Covered Bridges Still Standing

Philip Caston, PhD, Neubrandenburg University, Neubrandenburg, Germany

The Howe Bridges on the Nikolaev Railway

Kamil Nizamiev, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Dario Gasparini, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

3:30-4:00pm Afternoon Break

4:00-5:30pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 5, Salon C: Rehabilitation Guidelines II, Salon C

Rehabilitation of a Two-Lane Covered Bridge

Sean James, PE, Vice President, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Manchester, NH
Josif Bicja, PE, Project Manager, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Manchester, NH

Kings Covered Bridge Rehabilitation, Somerset County, PA

William Collins, RLA, Vice President, Simone Collins, Norristown, PA
Samer Petro, PE, Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, Morgantown, WV

Considerations for Restoring Structural Integrity of Covered Bridge Members

Ron Anthony, Wood Scientist, Anthony & Associates, Fort Collins, CO

Session 6, Salon D: Buckeye Bridges

Historic Construction Practices and Procedures: How They Built our Covered Bridges

Douglas Kramer, Kramer & Associates, Eaton, OH

Historic Influence on Modern Covered Bridge – The Hueston Woods Covered Bridge Pays Tribute to the Covered Bridges of Preble County

Kyle Cross, PE, PS, Preble County Engineer, Eaton, OH

The Historic Eldean Covered Bridge, Troy, Ohio

Douglas Christian, PE, PS, Miami County Engineer (retired), Troy, OH

6:00-10:00pm Hog Roast Dinner at Preble County Historical Society
Join conference goers to a social evening out at this historic landscape at the Sayler-Swartsel Farm. You will have the opportunity to tour the Brubaker Covered Bridge, 19th century farm buildings, and exhibit halls. Dine al fresco at the new amphitheater overlooking a wetland and forest that serve as a dramatic backdrop. Included with your evening:  Puzzle of Light Ensemble with Michael and Sandy Bashaw will present  their technically exciting and emotionally deep music  ranging from jazz and rock to ethnic and world creative music.

 

Friday June 7, 2013

7:00am-5:00pm Registration
Ballroom level foyer

7:00-8:30am Continental Breakfast Salon B

8:30-10:00am Concurrent Sessions

Session 7, Salon C: New Covered Bridges

Hueston Woods Covered Bridge

Hueston Woods Covered Bridge, completed 2010, will be on Preble Tour A.

Hueston Woods Covered Bridge, completed in 2012, will be on Preble Tour A.

John Smolen, PE, Smolen Engineering , Jefferson, OH
David Shields, PE, Smolen Engineering , Jefferson, OH

Lessons from the Stutzman’s Crossing Covered Bridge

David Rinehart, PE, Richland Engineering, Mansfield, OH

Replacing Bartonsville: It Took Three to Yield One Covered Bridge

          Phil Pierce, PE, Clough Harbour & Associates, Albany, NY

Session 8, Salon D: Howe Trusses

Moose Brook Bridge: Salvage, Documentation, and Reconstruction of a Howe Truss

Christopher Marston, Architect, NPS, Historic American Engineering Record, Washington, DC
Timothy Andrews, Barns & Bridges of New England, Gilford, NH
Vern Mesler, VJM Metal Craftsman, Lansing, MI
Dario Gasparini, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
David Wright, President, Natl Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges, Westminster, VT

Moose Brook Bridge: Instrumenting, Post-tensioning, Recording, and Modeling a Howe Truss

Dario Gasparini, PhD, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Kamil Nizamiev, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Neil Harnar, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
Jim Berilla, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Langley Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

Tom Nehil, PE, Nehil-Sivak Consulting Structural Engineers, Kalamazoo, MI

10:00-10:30am Morning Break

10:30-12:00pm Concurrent Sessions

Feedwire Road Bridge (1870), a Smith truss with arch, will be visited on the Dayton Aviation Tour.

Feedwire Road Bridge (1870), a Smith truss with arch, will be visited on the Dayton Aviation Tour.

Session 9, Salon C: Structural Behavior of Trusses

Structural Behavior and Design of Two Smith Trusses

Stephen Buonopane, PhD, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Sarah Ebright, Structural Designer, KL&A, Basalt, CO
Alex Smith, Structural Engineer, ARUP New York, NY

Robert Smith’s Trusses

Matthew Reckard, PE, MS, MKR Design, Ester, AK

Regional Variations and Analysis of Town Lattice Trusses

Sean James, PE, Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Manchester, NH

Session 10, Salon D: Chinese Bridges I

Discovering China’s Forgotten Bridges

Ronald Knapp, PhD, State University of New York at New Paltz, NY

Structure, Construction, and Craftsmanship of the Timber Woven-Arch Bridge in China

Yan Liu, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Sounds of a Covered Bridge: Music and Ritual Associated with Chinese “Corridor Bridges”

Terry Miller, PhD, Ethnomusiciologist, Kent State University (retired), Kent, OH

Session 11, Harding Room: Documentation
Documenting Covered Bridges Through 3D Laser Scanning and 3D Modeling

Jeremy Mauro, Architect, NPS, Historic American Engineering Record, Washington, DC

Use of Laser Scanning Technology to Obtain As-Built Records of Historic Covered Bridges

Brian Brashaw, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
Robert J. Ross, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Samuel Anderson, (formerly) Natural Resources Research Institute, U of Minnesota, Duluth, MN

Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center

Trish Kane, AS, Collections Curator, Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Resource Center, Oxford, NY

12:00-1:30pm Lunch on your own
The timber framing demonstration will be still be ongoing at RiverScape Pavilion, where refreshments will be sold. The hotel is providing a shuttle service for those who prefer a ride. You may also take this opportunity to eat nearby at one of Dayton’s restaurants.

1:30-3:00pm Concurrent Sessions

Session 12, Salon C: Loading/Design

Wind Loading on Historic Covered Bridges

Michael Bartlett, PhD, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada                                                       Peter King, Wind Tunnel Laboratory, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Load Rating Historic Covered Bridges Through Physical Load Testing

James Wacker, PE, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Travis Hosteng, Bridge Engineering Center, Institute for Transportation, Iowa State U, Ames, IA
Brent Phares, PE,  PhD, Natl Center for Wood Transportation Structures, Iowa State U, Ames, IA

Lightweight Deck Systems for Historic Covered Bridge Rehabilitation

Brian Brashaw, Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN
James Wacker, PE, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI
Kristoffer Ekholm, PHD candidate, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden

Session 13, Salon D: Chinese Bridges II

 The unique woven timber arch covered bridges of China will be featured at the conference. Photo courtesy Zhong Xiaobo.

The unique woven timber arch covered bridges of China will
be featured at the conference. Photo courtesy  Xiaobo Zhong.

Ancient Chinese Arch Covered Bridges

Jack Liu, PhD, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Historic Cultures and Traditional Technology of Taishun Covered Bridges

Xiaobo Zhong, President, Wenzhou Lounge Bridge Culture Society, Wenzhou, China

Session 14, Harding Room: Security

Improved Hydraulic Safety for Covered Bridges

Frank Jalinoos, PE, FHWA, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, VA
Sheila Duwadi, PE, Team Leader, Hazard Mitigation, FHWA, Turner Fairbank,  McLean, VA
Kornel Kerenyi, PE, FHWA, Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center, McLean, VA
Jerry Shen, Program Manager, Genex Systems, McLean, VA

Burfordville Covered Bridge: Preserve, Protect, and Reconstruct

Lesley McDaniel, Historic Site Specialist, Missouri State Parks, Burfordville, MO

3:00-3:30pm Afternoon Break

3:30-5:00pm, Closing Plenary Session, Salon A

Development of a Security Manual for Historic Covered Bridges

Brent Phares, PE,  PhD, Natl Center for Wood Transportation Structures, Iowa State U, Ames, IA

Tohickon Aqueduct Rehabilitation

William Collins, RLA, Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Norristown, PA

Stretching the Envelope: How Bad Is “Repairable”?

Jim Barker, PE, JA Barker Engineering, Inc, Bloomington, IN

5:00-6:30pm New Event! Closing Reception
Salon B.  Join fellow attendees to celebrate the end of the conference!

Dinner on your own
Eat nearby at one of the Dayton’s restaurants. The timber framing demonstration will be still be ongoing at RiverScape Pavilion. A salsa dance performance will be shown at RiverScape starting at 7:00pm.

 

Saturday,  June 8

The Harshman Bridge, a Childs truss built by Everett Sherman in 1894, will be featured on the Preble County tour. HAER photo by Jet Lowe.

The 1894 Harshman Bridge is on Preble Tour A. HAER photo by Jet Lowe.

Covered Bridge Tour A
8:00am-4:00pm
Tour the historic and newly constructed covered bridges in Preble County. The tour will also swing through Miami and Montgomery County. Truss types include: Childs, Multiple King, Burr Arch, Pony, Long, Suspension, and Warren with Arch.  Knowledgeable builders, engineers, and officials will accompany the tour. Includes box lunch.

Stevenson

Stevenson Road Bridge, an 1877 Smith truss, is featured on Greene Tour B.

 

 

Covered Bridge Tour B
8:00am-3:00pm
This tour will focus on the covered bridges of Greene County. The tour will swing through Miami and Montgomery County. Truss types include: Howe, Smith, Long, Suspension, and Warren with Arch.  Knowledgeable builders, engineers, and officials will accompany the tour. Includes box lunch. 

Registration Fees

Total Access Registration     $350
Best Value! Includes timber framing demos, opening reception; all paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel. Also includes Wednesday tour, Thursday dinner, and your choice of Saturday covered bridge tours.

Full Registration         $290
Includes timber framing demos, opening reception; all paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel; and Thursday dinner.

Basic Registration         $250
Includes timber framing demos, opening reception; all paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel.

Student Registration         $85 (include copy of ID)
Includes timber framing demos, opening reception; all paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel.

Speaker Registration        $175
Includes timber framing demos, opening reception; all paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel; and Thursday dinner.

One Day Registration         $175
Includes timber framing demos and one day of paper sessions, breakfast, lunch, and breaks at hotel.

Late Registration        $50
All registrations posted after May 15, 2013 will be accessed a $50 late fee.

 

Optional Fee Events

Dayton Aviation Heritage Tour        $40
Wed, June 5     11:00am-4:00pm
Tour Dayton’s historic sites related to the birth of aviation. Box lunch included.

Thursday Lunch            $30
For guests of registrants not registered for the conference.

Thursday Dinner         $60
For guests of registrants and others not attending the whole conference.

Covered Bridge Tour A         $50
Sat, June 8    8:00am-4:00pm
Tour covered bridges in Preble, Miami and Montgomery County. Box lunch included.

Covered Bridge Tour B        $50
Sat, June 8    8:00am-4:00pm
Tour covered bridges in Greene, Miami and Montgomery County. Box lunch included.

Other Donation
See recommended sponsor amounts on sponsor page

For further information, please contact:
Dorothy Printup, 301-663-8206 ext. 101, 301-663-8032 (fax), dorothy_printup@nps.gov

Conference Sponsorship The event was sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration’s National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program, and cosponsored by the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record and the USDA Forest Service’s Forest Products Laboratory.  The organizing committee gratefully acknowledges the following companies and organizations for sponsoring the Second National Covered Bridge Conference:

  • Acrow Bridge
  • DPI Systems
  • Hoyle, Tanner & Associates
  • Jones Stuckey
  • National Society for the Preservation of Covered Bridges
  • Ohio Historic Bridge Association
  • Preble County Historical Society

 

Level of Sponsorship by Truss Type

Double Barrel Burr $2,500
•    acknowledgement as a full conference sponsor at the Opening Plenary
•    acknowledgement  on conference website and on-site program
•    provide complimentary display space at the conference
•    provide three (3) complimentary  full registrations to the conference

Childs  $1,000
•    acknowledgement as a full conference sponsor at the Opening Plenary
•    acknowledgement  on conference website and on-site program
•    provide complimentary display space at the conference
•    provide one (1) complimentary  full registration to the conference

Smith $500
•    acknowledgement as a full conference sponsor at the Opening Plenary
•    acknowledgement  on conference website and on-site program
•    provide complimentary display space at the conference

Pony  $250
•    acknowledgement as a full conference sponsor at the Opening Plenary
•    acknowledgement  on conference website and on-site program

Become a sponsor

Become a sponsor

Please contact Steve Simmons, conference sponsorship coordinator, for more information.
ssimmons2131@embarqmail.com, 937-456-4364.

The deadline for sponsors to be included in the onsite program is May 15, 2013.

Sponsorships payable to Friends of NCPTT

Mail check to:

Friends of NCPTT

c/o Kevin Ammons

645 University Parkway
Natchitoches, LA 71457
Phone: 318-356-7444
Fax: 318-356-9119
kevin_ammons@nps.gov

Conference Planning Committee

Christopher Marston, National Park Service, HAER, Conference Chair

David Simmons, Ohio Historical Society, Paper Chair

Dario Gasparini, Case Western Reserve University

Dave Kirwin, Kirwin Timber Frames

Jane Lightner, Preble County Historical Society

Doug Miller, Jones-Stuckey

Terry Miller, Kent State University

Dorothy Printup, NPS, Historic Preservation Training Center

Steve Simmons, Preble County Engineer (retired)

Bill Vermes, Jones-Stuckey

 

National Historic Covered Bridge Preservation Program Steering Committee

Sheila Rimal Duwadi, Federal Highway Administration (Program Manager)

Christopher Marston, National Park Service, HAER

Karen Martinson, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

Michael Ritter, USDA Forest Products Laboratory

The Crowne Plaza Dayton is the conference hotel.images
33 E. 5th Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937-229-9843
Fax: 937-224-1231
http://www.cpdayton.com/
Conference Rate: $82
Group Code: NCB

Recently renovated, the Crowne Plaza Dayton offers upscale amenities and spacious accommodations at affordable prices. Parking is complimentary for all registered guests at the adjacent Dayton Transportation Center. Valet parking $15. The hotel offers complimentary high speed internet.

Note (posted 5/16/2013): The Crowne Plaza Dayton has sold out! Our overflow hotel is the Dayton Grand Hotel, only two blocks away at 11 S Ludlow St, which has agreed to offer the conference rate of $82/night. Please contact Enjoli Houp directly at 937-242-4036, ehoup@daytongrand.com.

Hotel

View 162 Restaurant & Lounge
Crowne Plaza Dayton rooftop
33 E. Fifth St, Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 224-0800
With stunning views of Downtown Dayton and the Miami Valley, the Jazz lounge themed-restaurant serves delicious New-American cuisine in an elegant atmosphere. Open for breakfast/lunch/dinner.

Historic Oregon District (Walking Distance)

Jay’s Seafood **Recommended**
225 East 6th Street, Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 222-2892
Ohio’s premier seafood restaurant, featuring an 1882 mahogany bar, housed in a former 1850 grist mill. 5 min (0.3 mile) walk.

The Oregon Express
336 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 223-9205
Pleasant and unique atmosphere with delicious food, drink, and fun entertainment with Dayton’s best live music nightly. 5 min (0.2 mile) walk.

Thai 9
11 Brown Street Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 222-3227                                                                                        Cuisine of Thailand & Sushi Restaurant. 6 min (0.3 mile) walk.

Blind Bob’s
430 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH, 45402  (937) 938-6405
6 min (0.3 mile) walk.

Roost Modern Italian **Recommended**
524 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 222-3100
Small, intimate restaurant with new takes on Italian cuisine. Dinner only. 8 min (0.4 mile) walk.

The Trolley Stop
530 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 461-1101
Casual neighborhood tavern, heats up at night with live music. 8 min (0.4 mile) walk.

Franco’s Ristorante Italiano  **Recommended**
824 E. Fifth St., Dayton, OH, 45402  (937) 222-0204
Enjoy Franco’s art of Italian cuisine and traditions. Excellent! 10 min (0.5 mile) walk.

The Dublin Pub
300 Wayne Ave Dayton, OH 45410 (937)224-7822
Offers a rare mix of music, good food and drink, with hospitality and humor. 10 min (0.5 mile) walk.

Downtown Dayton (Walking Distance, close to RiverScape Pavilion)

Sa bai
200 S Jefferson St, Dayton, OH 45402. (937) 535-2900.
Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar. 2 min (0.1 mile) walk.

The Spaghetti Warehouse
36 West 5th Street Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 461-3913.
Moderately priced Italian food, franchise. 2 min (0.1 mile) walk.

Citilites **Recommended**
109 N. Main St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 222-0623
Upscale fare, located inside the Schuster Performing Arts Center. Excellent. 8 min (0.4 mile) walk.

Uno Chicago Bar & Grill
126 N. Main St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 910-8000
Deep dish Chicago-style pizza, franchise. 8 min (0.4 mile) walk.

Gold Star Chili
143 North Main St Dayton, OH 45402 (937) 586-9133
Cincinnati-style chili parlor franchise, open lunchtime only. 9 min (0.4 mile) walk.

The Wine Gallery
5 W. Monument Ave., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 224-9463
A wine shoppe, bistro and gathering place, Dayton’s only wine bar. 10 min (0.5 mile) walk.

Therapy Cafe
452 E. Third St., Dayton, OH, 45402 (937) 461-4000
Night club with European style ambience. 10 min (0.5 mile) walk.

Driving Distance & South

Serendipity Bistro
25. South St. Clair Street, Dayton, OH (937) 760-5380
Great food, sparkling conversation and discover your new favorite wine. 6 min (0.3 mile) walk.

Coco’s Bistro **Recommended**
250 Warren Street, Dayton, OH, 45481 (937) 228-COCO (2626)
Bistro fare with a twist, a local favorite. (0.7 miles)

The Pine Club **Recommended**
1926 Brown Street, Dayton, OH 45409 (937) 228-5371
A Dayton tradition since 1947, where the culture of Mad Men lives on! (1.8 miles) Cash only.

Shish Wraps
1200 Brown Street, Suite 150, Dayton, OH 45409 (937) 222-9727
Mediterranean Grille, near University of Dayton. (1.3 miles)

Neil’s Heritage House **Recommended**
2323 W. Schantz Ave, Dayton, OH, 45409 (937) 298-8611
A Dayton classic since 1946, across from Carillon Park. (2.4 miles)

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One Response to Second National Covered Bridge Conference

  1. Fleeta K. Arthur says:

    I will not be able to attend. However, a roundtable needs to be set up with a representative from each state. How do we get historic covered bridges noted on GPS systems being utilized by truckers so that
    they are aware of width, height and weight limits which are on these bridges prior to entering the transportation route?

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