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Lower Chanceford Township 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 1910 by Pennsylvania Water & Power Co.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 39° 52.494′ N, 76° 22.897′ W. Marker is in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Furnace Road (Pennsylvania Route 425) 0.1 miles north of Goram Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1045 Furnace Rd, Airville PA 17302, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susquehanna Canal (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (a few steps from this marker); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The River's Ways
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.
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Steps Cabin (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indian Steps (approx. 0.9 miles away); A Story Told by Our Totem Pole (approx. 0.9 miles away); Indigenous Peoples of the Susquehanna Valley (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lower Chanceford Township.
 
More about this marker. Another copy of this marker is on Bridge Valley Road in Pequea, Lancaster County, on the inland side of that road across from 656 Bridge Valley Road, and north of Lake Aldred Terrace intersection.
 
York Furnace Bridge crossed river near this location. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, July 16, 2020
3. York Furnace Bridge crossed river near this location.
Marker is in front of the Tucquan Club image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, March 1, 2008
4. Marker is in front of the Tucquan Club
Formerly a warehouse for the Susquehanna & Tidewater Canal.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,680 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on May 1, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   3. submitted on July 18, 2020, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 1, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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