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Television newsman David Brinkley made a Wayne County bridge famous.

Editor’s Note: This is the 444th in a series of articles recalling vanished Huntington scenes.

In 1907, a bridge was built across Twelve Pole Creek on the northern edge of the town of Wayne. At first people called the simple steel truss bridge The New County Bridge, but because it connected Wayne with a farm owned by Robert Scott Sansom, it became known as the Sansom Bridge.

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