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Airville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

York Furnace Bridge

 
 
York Furnace Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
1. York Furnace Bridge Marker
Inscription. Site of York Furnace Bridge, last of the wooden bridges to be erected across the Susquehanna between Harrisburg and tidewater. The bridge was built by Black & Huber in 1856. During construction four spans of the section between Bair Island and the Lancaster County shore blew down and were promptly replaced. An ice jam destroyed this bridge in 1857.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Water & Power Co.
 
Location. 39° 52.494′ N, 76° 22.897′ W. Marker is in Airville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Furnace Road PA 425 0.1 miles north of Goram Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Airville PA 17302, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna Canal (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (a few steps from this marker); Conestoga Indian Town (approx. 4.4 miles away); Survivor of the Past (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lock No. 12 (approx. 5.1 miles away); Great Minqua Path (approx. 8.2 miles away); Founded 1791 Boehms Chapel (approx. 8.4 miles away); Boehm's Chapel (approx. 8.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Airville.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels
 
Tucquan Club building with rubble from old bridge. image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
2. Tucquan Club building with rubble from old bridge.
Marker is in front of the Tucquan Club image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
3. Marker is in front of the Tucquan Club
Formerly a warehouse for the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,387 times since then and 22 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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