#19 The Park Street “Spencer” Bridge



19 Park St Bridge

Additional Photos and Information: 

Thanks to Union City natives and historians,  Marty and Ron Chard,  who have generously shared their collections of photos, postcards and articles for this project.


old park st. ron
Possibly the first Park St. Bridge.


Protecting Park St. Bridge - Caleb Lincoln hauled the logs
During the flood of 1908 after the Broadway Bridge was lost it was believed that the Park St. bridge was in danger as well. Caleb Lincoln hauled logs to reinforce the bridge.


Park Street Bridge -1
Vintage postcard of the Park St. Bridge.
Park Street Bridge - 1966 - 2
Park St. Bridge 1966
Park Street Bridge - 1918
Looking north in 1918. The large building in the background was the school at that time.
ron chard
Another view looking north with the school in the background.


Park Street Bridge - 5

Park Street Bridge - 3a
Vintage postcard of Park Bridge.


Park Street Bridge - 2a
Vintage postcard capturing the Park St. Bridge.


Possibly another shot of the attempt to reinforce the bridge with logs to save it from the 1908 flood waters.



Park Street Bridge c. 1950s
Another view looking north in the 1950s.



Park Street Bridge Construction - 1
Removing the steel girder bridge in the early ’70s.
Park St. Bridge looking east 2013
Looking southeast in 2013.
Park St. Bridge looking east - 2013
Looking northeast in 2013.


Nick Spncer and Jean Chase. 40 years for spencer
Nick Spencer and Jean Chase. This was a 40 year celebration with the village for Spencer.
Park St. Bridge Plaque
Plaque designation the bridge as Spencer Bridge in 1975.
Spencer Bridge Sign 2013
1975 plaque naming the bridge for longtime Village Superintendent, Nick Spencer.