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Lewistown in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Arch Bridge

 
 
Old Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
1. Old Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription.  
The restored stone bridge opposite was built in 1813. It was part of the turnpike from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The arch is without a keystone.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1813.
 
Location. 40° 35.069′ N, 77° 33.445′ W. Marker is in Lewistown, Pennsylvania, in Mifflin County. Marker is on Business U.S. 22, on the right when traveling west. Marker is about 200 feet SE of Grant Avenue, at NW corner of the bridge over Jack's Creek. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lewistown PA 17044, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Arch Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. Hulings GAR Post 176 Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Travel History
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(approx. one mile away); Lewistown Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); Juniata Terrace War Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away); St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.2 miles away); 12 South Main Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benedict Mansion House (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewistown.
 
Old Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
2. Old Arch Bridge Marker
Looking NW into Lewistown.
Old Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
3. Old Arch Bridge Marker
Looking SE across highway bridge.
Old Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 5, 2009
4. Old Arch Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,070 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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