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Manning Arch Dedication

(Left) Riggins City Councilman Gary Miller and Mayor Glenna McClure presented Brady Clay (center) with “the golden bolt” – an award recognizing his work relocating one of the old Manning Bridge towers to Riggins City Park.

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(Left) Riggins City Councilman Gary Miller and Mayor Glenna McClure presented Brady Clay (center) with “the golden bolt” – an award recognizing his work relocating one of the old Manning Bridge towers to Riggins City Park.



— (Left) Riggins City Councilman Gary Miller and Mayor Glenna McClure presented Brady Clay (center) with “the golden bolt” – an award recognizing his work relocating one of the old Manning Bridge towers to Riggins City Park. During a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, April 13, Miller explained that when those working on relocating the tower realized the archway was slightly too big to transport through the Lake Creek Bridge, Clay had the winning idea: to take it apart and put it back together. They ended up pulling and then reinstalling the nearly 100 27-inch bolts that have held the structure together since its construction by the CCC in 1934.

In all, during the ribbon cutting, the city recognized seven men whose volunteerism helped make it possible to preserve the tower at the park: Miller, Clay, Arnold Hall, Ethan Hicks, Bill Lenhart, Troy Hartzell, Gerald Gillaspy and Jim Haener.



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