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Bridge Dedicated To The Man Who Designed It
Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on January 25, 2013 @ 8:12PM
Created on January 25, 2013 @ 7:09PM

Early Friday morning The Goff Plaza Bridge in Harrison County was dedicated to a man named John Charles Giese.

For those of you who don't know who Giese is, he was a prominent member of the Harrison County community. He opened his own engineering business. On top of that he volunteered and helped out locally as much as he could. Now, Giese was originally from Florida but in the 50 years he spent in the mountain state he received many awards. Two were given to him by the Governor for being a Distinguished West Virginian. His oldest son told with 5 News how proud of his dad he is, especially being an engineer himself.

"There will be people that will see his name on this bridge, people that don't know him, but people will know that his name is on the bridge for some achievement the he did in his life. The entire family is just grateful to all the people that have made this happen. It's an honor to us as well," said Chris Giese, John's Oldest Son.

Giese designed over 600 bridges in this area, so one out of 10 bridges that you may drive over was designed by John C. Giese.


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