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

York Furnace Bridge

 
 
York Furnace Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pope, July 13, 2022
1. York Furnace Bridge Marker
Inscription.  The last of the wooden bridges to be erected across the Susquehanna be tween Harrisburg and tidewater was located about one-half mile downstream. It 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.
Pennsylvania Water & Power Co. 1910
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Water and Power Co.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Covered Bridges series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1856.
 
Location. 39° 53.042′ N, 76° 22.149′ W. Marker is near Pequea, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on Bridge Valley Rd, 0.1 miles north of Lake Aldred Terrace, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 656 Bridge Valley Rd, Brogue PA 17309, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named York Furnace Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Susquehanna Canal (approx. 0.9 miles away); The River's Ways (approx. one mile away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. one mile away); Indian Steps Cabin (approx. 1˝ miles away); Indian Steps (approx. 1˝ miles away); A Story Told by Our Totem Pole (approx. 1˝ miles away).
 
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York Furnace Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pope, July 13, 2022
2. York Furnace Bridge Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2022, by William Pope of Marietta, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2022, by William Pope of Marietta, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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