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Columbia in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lincoln Highway

 
 
Lincoln Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
1. Lincoln Highway Marker
Inscription. The country's first coast-to-coast highway was established in 1913 by the Lincoln Highway Association, largely by improving and linking existing roads between New York and San Francisco. The highway changed the way people traveled and the landscape of nearby towns. Industries such as filling stations, tourist cabins, and restaurants sprang up along the highway. In 1925, much of the route through Pennsylvania became Route 30.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.98′ N, 76° 30.373′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Lincoln Highway (Pennsylvania Route 462), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at the Eastern end of the Veterans Memorial Bridge crossing the Susquehanna River at Columbia. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia PA 17512, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Columbia (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Columbia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal
View of Marker in a small park with a cannon. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
2. View of Marker in a small park with a cannon.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); The River: a Corridor and a Barrier (approx. 1.2 miles away); Burning the Wrightsville Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Springetsbury Manor (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Columbia.
 
Additional comments.
1. Lincoln Highway
A newer US 30 is about 1/2 mile to the north of this road. Although the route number has changed, the old road is still known as the Lincoln Highway.
    — Submitted February 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

 
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Eastern end of Veterans Memorial Bridge - Lincoln Highway image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, February 24, 2008
3. Eastern end of Veterans Memorial Bridge - Lincoln Highway
The bridge over the Susquehanna River connects Columbia (Lancaster County) with Wrightsville (York County)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,260 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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