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Driving Route - Red

Driving the Red Route, 34 miles

Leave south side Depot Parking lot, turning right on High Street.  At stop sign turn left onto Bridgeton Road.  Continue South on Bridgeton Road.  (As an option you may turn left on Wimmer Road to see #12 CROOKS Bridge, 1/4 mile of gravel road and return back to Bridgeton Road).

As you are traveling on Bridgeton Road you will see #11 MC ALLISTER BRIDGE on your left on County Road 400S (the route does not turn here, however you can visit the bridge and return to Bridgeton Road, turn left at stop sign and continue the Black Route).

Next you will see #10 NEET BRIDGE on the left.  Stay on Bridgeton Road and you will come into Bridgeton and see #8 BRIDGETON BRIDGE.  The Bridgeton Bridge was burned by arson in 2005, and the bridge you now see was built in 2006.

Continue the Red Route through Bridgeton.  Turn right on High Banks Road.  Turn right on Rosedale Road.  As you are coming into Rosedale, you will see #16 THORPE FORD BRIDGE on your map.  This bridge is not on the marked route, but you can find it by turning on to Cemetery Street in Rosedale.  Staying on Cemetery Street, it becomes Catlin Road.  Proceed to the bridge, turn around and return on Cemetery Street to the stop sign.  Turn right to continue the route.

Continue through Rosedale following the red arrow signs.  You will see #18 ROSEVILLE BRIDGE on the right.  The route does not turn here, but you can turn right and drive through the Roseville Bridge (the road becomes gravel here) and #19 HARRY EVANS BRIDGE is just around the curve to the left on CR 325W.  Turn around there and return through the Roseville Bridge to the stop sign at Coxville Road, turn right to continue the Red Route.

Following the red arrow signs, you will continue on Coxville Road, cross US 41, and continue to #21 MECCA BRIDGE.  This is the last bridge on the route and the remaining signs will bring you to US 41.  Turn left and continue back to Rockville.


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