First Bridge

The Newport commssioners voted $360, to build a bridge over the Licking to Covington, but the bids for the construction were all higher than that.

We know the proposal was cancelled on March 25, 1811.

The image we have may have been an early artist's guess at what the 1811 bridge would have looked like, or it may have been subsequently built, or it may be . . .

We find no record of its actual existence.