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Television newscaster David Brinkley at the dedication
of the Brinkley Bridge at Wayne
Television newscaster David Brinkley at the dedication of the Brinkley Bridge at Wayne

A new bridge near Wayne, built to replace the structure known as the Brinkley Bridge, was dedicated on October 15, 1971.

Learn more:
"Kennedy Addresses Wayne Audience; Town Put in National TV Spotlight" (1960)
"Repair Work Begins on Wayne Bridge" (1960)
"State May Construct New Bridge to Replace 'Brinkley' Structure" (1960)
"Brinkley Day To Be Observed In Wayne As Bridge Is Dedicated" (1961)
"Chamber Of Commerce Committee Prepares Big Program For 'Brinkley Day' In Wayne June 17" (1961)
"Wayne Ready To Celebrate “Brinkley Day” Saturday" (1961)
"Echoes of Wayne County" (1961)
"Brinkley Would Like To Edit A Country Weekly" (1961)
"Brinkley Day Celebration In Wayne Is Rated A Big Success" (1961)
"Brinkley Praises Wayne People And Hopes To Return" (1961)
"Brinkley Bridge Falls" (1970)
"Wayne Bridge Dedication Is Friday" (1971)
"New Wayne Bridge Is Dedicated" (1971)


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