The River Walk Covered Bridge project got off on the right foot in November, 2010 with the landscaping needed for each end of the bridge. In April of 2011, a great group of volunteers spread black dirt, raked it level, planted grass, fertilized the grass and covered it all with straw.
John Billingsley spent many hours prefabricating the sections of the bridge for assembly that took place on June 4th. Other dedicated volunteers who helped in one way or another were Tom Billingsley, Rick Goodwin, Michelle Billingsley, Nick Kraemer, Chris Heal, Ed Billingsley, Chuck Dinsmore, Bill Lackie, Randy Fair, Harry Woods, Dave Haskin and his son, Dave Haskin, Buck Goodwin, Donna Goodwin, Bernie Herkner, Jan Biggs, Barb Dinsmore, Joan Billingsley, Blake Pfenninger, Kole Garze and Katlyn Oviatt. Thornton & Sons donated the dirt and Briggs Contracting donated the delivery services. This project was made possible in part with funds from the Midland Area Community Foundation.