The Edgell Bridge was built in 1885 for a cost of $1,825.27
The builder, Walter Piper, was only eighteen years old when he constructed this bridge. While times were certainly different back then, I still think this is a remarkable feat for such a young man.
It was assembled on the town common and then moved by oxcart to the planned location. If I recall the location of the bridge correctly, this was a considerable distance.
In 1936, flood waters washed it off its northern abutment. It was moved back, and tied down with cables. This seems to be a common problem, especially in the mountains where snow melt causes the rivers to rise substantially.