Buy A Bridge Board is a sponsorship program by Stay In Clay to raise funds to restore the Old Swinging Bridge in Downtown Manchester, and to support the many projects and activities of SIC. Each of the sponsorship brass plaques will be carefully crafted with the sponsor’s name, or a message provided by the sponsor, and attached to a sponsored board. Sponsor a Swinging Bridge Board to commemorate a special person, event, organization or business. Your plaque will be personalized with your personal message and displayed on the restored Goose Creek Swinging Bridge in historic Downtown Manchester. Give a memory that will last a lifetime with a sponsored Bridge Board. Board sponsorships are $25 each, limit one Name/Message, 50 characters per plaque.
Please Include the Name/Message in the "Notes about the order" section when checking out (50 characters limit).
About the Old Swinging Bridge
Manchester's Goose Creek Swinging Bridge was originally constructed to replace the old wagon bridge that was washed away in the Flood of 1947. This unique icon of our cultural heritage literally connects our history...the Heritage Pavilion on the Square to the Warrior's Path on the other side of Goose Creek. This is the actual route taken by Daniel Boone in 1769, and before him, Dr. Thomas Walker when returning to Virginia after constructing the first building in Kentucky in 1750. Moreover, when you get to the other side, you have two choices. Turn left on the scenic walkway to Rawlings & Stinson Park, in the footsteps of countless explorers, as well as marvel at the site that 60-foot salt barges took during the winter and spring "salt tides." Or, turn right and walk the trail to the historical Goose Creek Salt Works and home of the first county government in 1807. This is also the site of one of the oldest structures in Kentucky, the Jane & Jesse Cotton Cabin. Our Goose Creek Swinging Bridge connects us with the historical narratives of the whole state of Kentucky.