Village Association of Batavia spruces up train trestle

July 17th, 2010    Author: Brett A. Roller    Filed Under: News

Work on the railroad bridge spanning Main Street in Batavia is complete thanks to the Village Association of Batavia.

The group has been planning to repaint the bridge since 1994, two years after the organization formed.

The bridge was repainted in April and on Tuesday, July 6 signs were erected on each side. The historical signs remind travelers of the history of the village and the important role it has played in shaping the county as the county seat.

VOAB's main goal is to improve the county seat and repainting the railroad bridge is a step in that direction.

Beginning in 2003, the group began developing a long term plan for improvement of the downtown area and while the project has lost momentum in recent years, the group plans to move forward with the Main Street streetscape project piece by piece during the current economic situation.

The painting and signage project was funded, like all of VOAB's activities, through funds raised at the annual Taste of Clermont. The fund-raiser is held each year on the second weekend in September. This year's activities will take place at the Eastgate Mall Sept. 10 through the 12.
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