March 19, 2019
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State bridge to be renamed ‘Old Surry Schoolhouse Bridge’ on Aug. 25

Community Author: Glyneta Thomson
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SURRY –Thanks to a bill passed in April by the state legislature, State Bridge 5977  will be renamed “Old Surry Schoolhouse Bridge” at a ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday, August 25.  The bridge is located just east of the intersection of Routes 172 and 176.

The bill was sponsored by State Senator Brian Langley.  For many years the bridge was informally called  “Schoolhouse Bridge.” The bridge allows the Meadow Brook to flow into Patton’s Bay.

“We thought renaming the bridge would recognize the historic 1872 Surry schoolhouse located near the bridge and secure its place in our town’s history,” said Glyneta Thomson, chair of The Old Surry Village School Preservation Group, who initiated the request.  “The schoolhouse is in the process of being rehabilitated and volunteers have been making great progress on it.  We invite everyone to come for the ceremony at the bridge and join us afterwards for refreshments and tours of the old schoolhouse.”

The Preservation Group is a 501c3 organization.

For more information call Thomson at 207-479-4699.