Historic Bramwell's Swinging Bridge Restoration

ANNA SPENCER BRIDGE

In 2008 this swinging bridge was named for ANNA BETHEL SPENCER (1882-1975). Anne Spencer was the famous african american poet that lived in Bramwell as a child.

Anne Bethel Spencer was a poet, a civil rights activist, a teacher, librarian, wife and mother, and a gardener. Part of her youth was spent in Historic Bramwell, WV.

As a small child Annie Bannister, who was then known as Annie Scales. She had taking her mother's maiden name. Mother and daughter moved to Bramwell,WV. They lived in the home of the Dixie family, while her mother worked as a cook at a local inn; probably the Bluestone Inn.

This Anna Spencer Bridge photograph was made on 12 January 2000 to show the status of restoration work on Bramwell's Historic Swinging Bridge that is being refurbished as a part of establishing the Heritage Park in Historic Bramwell. The construction crew said that the bridge would be completed in about five more working days. Note that the bridge upright cable support structures and concrete footers are from the orignal bridge. The bridge cabling and planking are of new material.

 

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