October 26, 2011 —
George Sosnowski, left, unveiled his painting of the historic Pond Eddy Bridge, which he has generously donated to the Lumberland Town Museum. The painting was presented at the town meeting on October 12 and accepted by museum director and town historian Frank Schwarz, at right, above. “The Pond Eddy Bridge has been a very important link for the Town of Lumberland going back to about 1870,” said Schwarz.
“The first bridge was the Roebling prototype bridge that washed out in the Pumpkin Flood. After that bridge was destroyed, the present Pond Eddy Bridge was built in 1903.” Lumber was shipped over the bridge to construct mansions in the town. Schwarz asked Sosnowski, who participates in an artist study group at the town hall, to create the work of art to capture the bridge for future generations. The painting can be viewed in the town museum in the town hall in Glen Spey.