The Pinnacle Club celebrates bridge's 100th year
PINNACLE CLUB -- One hundred years is a long time, even if you are a bridge.
The residents of The Pinnacle Club gathered Friday evening to commemorate 100 years since their covered bridge which spans Red Bridge Cove was built in Roanoake, Virginia. The event featured a blessing by Pastor Bob Bell, a congratulations from County Commissioner Scott Tuley, a champagne toast, and a celebration at the Club House.
The observance was organized by Susan Klepper, who spoke to the crowd about the history of the bridge and of The Pinnacle Club.
(Susan Klepper, left, with Commissioner Scott Tuley at last week’s bridge ceremony.)
"This 100-year-old iron bridge was built in 1921, by the Virginia Bridge & Iron Co. in Roanoake, Virginia. After the bridges were constructed, they were dismantled and then shipped and reassembled at their new location. Most bridges have fallen into disrepair and been replaced," she said.
"This Pinnacle Bridge was reassembled in the early '70s over what is now called the ‘Red Bridge Cove,’ the long creek that winds deep into the Pinnacle Club on Cedar Creek Lake."
Maintenance was recently conducted on the bridge by Tom Murray of BMV Custom Homes, LLC. That maintenance included deep cleaning, treating the steel with rust remover and prevention, and then repainting.
"We appreciate the work Tom performed for our community," said Mrs. Klepper.