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West Main Street Bridge
West Main Street Bridge

The Main Street Bridge

Try out our first ART (De)tour and tell us what you think!


www.mainstreetbridge.com - photos, and more

Did you know the way to get across Alum Creek at Schrock used to be a pulley basket system to ferry individuals across?

That Main St. was impassable because it was a swamp so east west traffic went Park St. because that was the shallowest place on Alum Creek.

And there were tug of war contests with Otterbein students across Alum Creek near the old Main St. bridge !

Did you know that over 10,000 vehicles cross the bridge daily.

Did you know that the original truss bridge was constructed in 1894 on the stone abutments that are currently in use by the current bridge.  A two span bridge was constructed in 1969.

The existing stone abutments are to be used as a future trail connector to allow access to all four corners of the bridge underneath.

The new bridge will have 9’6” sidewalks on both sides and have a barrier separate traffic from the pedestrians.




Try our Original Art (De-)tour here!

Art- not so much detour- but an additional art tour - check out our own art corridor in Uptown Westerville!


Check out all the arts you can see, experience and share.From College & Grove to College & Vine St.   All on COLLEGE AVE!

We are serious about our Music, Theatre, Dance, Literature, Culinary and Visual Arts!

Starting at the corner of Grove and College Ave - wander in Uptown Westerville and enjoy West College to  E College ( near the corner of Vine Street. ) 

Otterbein College - Music, Dance, Theatre -  Need we really say anything more!

Generations Performing Arts Center- children and adult classes.- creative movement, tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, tumbling, combo classes, boys classes, father-daughter classes, adult classes and many more. 11 West College Avenue,  (614) 794-3298, studio@gen-pac.com   www.gen-pac.com

Jimmy V's Music - check out ongoing weekly music, and special events outside. 1 South State Street  Westerville, (614) 865-9090, www.jimmyvspub.com/

Wes Kroninger Photography - 3rd floor walk up - Portraits and more.  A beautiful location and beautiful art! 9 East College Avenue, (562) 243-7122, nfo@weskroninger.com  www.weskroninger.com/

Old Skool Skate Shop - check out the beautiful skateboards - each a unique piece of art. 11 E. College Ave. 614-865-0421, www.oldskoolskateshop.com/

DGN Photography - Second floor photography studio specializing in baby portraits in an unique setting - brick walls and old world charm.  13 1/2  E. College, Dianna G. Narotski, 614-323-3147, dianna@dgnphotography.net  Studio hours are by appointment only. www.dgnphoto.net/

Rising Moon T shirts - 19 E College Ave
(614) 882-1336 - a great place to design your own shirt and be creative.

Thai Grille,  the menu has a large selection of grilled items, including t steaks. Thai, American, vegetarian . 15 E. College Ave.(614) 865-4515

Here are a few Facebook- in no particular order - click and become a fan/like the pages and watch our arts community grow:

- Westerville Music and Arts Festival

- Generations Performing Arts.

- Westerville Symphony

- Otterbein Theatre & Dance

- Westerville Art League

- Ohio Art Market (Westerville)

- Curtain Players


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