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South Sterling in Wayne County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mill Creek Bridge

 
 
Mill Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2019
1. Mill Creek Bridge Marker
Inscription.  

The National Register-listed structure that carried SR 0191 over Mill Creek was a single-arch stone bridge, constructed in 1873. Mill Creek Bridge was an important element within the Lower Mill Creek Historic District, since its construction in 1873 reinforced the importance of the Newfoundland Turnpike as a regional transportation route and ensured both the Haag and Robacker mills access to customers and to markets. The bridge was built of stone, with sidewalls and wing walls of course rubble ashlar. The semicircular arch spanned 24 feet and rose about 20 feet above the creek, with dressed stone voussoirs. The structure was approximately 65 feet long and about 25 feet wide, including the parapets, and carried two 10-foot-wide travel lanes. In 1934-35, the mid-nineteenth-century structure was widened on the downstream (eastern) side to its present width of approximately 25 feet, occasioning partial reconstruction of the arch and relocation of the east sidewall and wing walls. The bridge was replaced because of severe physical deterioration and roadway deficiencies.
 
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of Transportation and the Louis Berger Group.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made Features.
 
Location. 41° 17.288′ N, 75° 19.857′ W. Marker is in South Sterling, Pennsylvania, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of South Sterling Road (Pennsylvania Route 191) and the south side of Mill Creek, on the right when traveling north on South Sterling Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: South Sterling PA 18460, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rotary Club of Newfoundland (approx. 1.6 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 1.6 miles away); The Lacawac Sanctuary (approx. 6˝ miles away); Louis Arthur Watres (approx. 6.6 miles away); Connell Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Deagan Chimes (approx. 6.6 miles away); Welcome to Historic Connell Park (approx. 6.6 miles away); The Ice House / The Woodshed (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Mill Creek Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2019
2. Mill Creek Bridge Marker
The New Mill Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 22, 2019
3. The New Mill Creek Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 22, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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