Benetka Barn Quilt removed

After several meetings between Barn Quilt Steering Committee members and members of the Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival Committee, the Ashtabula County Engineer agreed to remove the Tree of Life barn quilt from the Benetka Road covered bridge.

Additionally, the committee will not be placing a barn quilt on the Giddings Road covered bridge.

Neighbors and members of the festival committee strongly opposed placing the barn quilts on bridges on the basis of them violating the historical nature of the structures and possibly causing damage to and uneven weathering of the siding.

Barn quilts will remain on Mechanicsville, South Denmark and Graham roads covered bridges.

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