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

Arched Bridge

 
 
Arched Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
1. Arched Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

In 1856 sandstone from the Furnace Hills north of Lititz was brought to the park grounds by horse and cart and used as coping around the head-end of the Springs. This stone coping continued eastward to prevent the stream from overflowing and also to contain the natural flow of the water.

The beautiful, sandstone, arch bridge, used by thousands of visitors each year, replaced an arched stone bridge that was built in the late 1700's during the early stages of upgrading the park. It was constructed by hardworking townspeople who had the skills and tools to form a crossing over the Lititz Springs Creek.

This marker is provided by and dedicated to the memory of
Robert "Sketch" Mearig
a collector of Lititz history, who loved Lititz Springs Park

 
Erected 2009.
 
Location. 40° 9.432′ N, 76° 18.669′ W. Marker is in Lititz, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Lititz Springs Park, 24 North Broad Street, Lititz PA 17543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Arched Bridge and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
2. Arched Bridge and Marker
. Last Memorial Day Encampment (here, next to this marker); Springs Head-End (a few steps from this marker); Music Pavilion (a few steps from this marker); Beck Memorial Band Shell (a few steps from this marker); Paul E. Beck Memorial Band Shell (within shouting distance of this marker); An Icon of Lititz Springs Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Round House (within shouting distance of this marker); "Steps of Progress" (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lititz.
 
Also see . . .  Lititz Springs Park History. (Submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesParks & Recreational Areas
 
Lititz Springs Park Arched Bridge image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 11, 2018
3. Lititz Springs Park Arched Bridge
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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