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Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge

 
 
Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 29, 2010
1. Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Early example of a wrought iron bowstring arch truss bridge. Patented in 1869 by Joseph G. Henszey and built that year by the Continental Bridge Co. of Philadelphia, this bridge was part of a proliferation of bridges following the Civil War. In Lehigh County it crossed Trout Creek in Slatington and then was moved in 1900 to span the Ontelaunee Creek at Wanamaker. In 2002, the bridge was moved to Summerdale to carry pedestrian traffic.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Bridges & Viaducts. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 40° 18.323′ N, 76° 56.001′ W. Marker is in East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Valley Road and A Street, on the right when traveling east on Valley Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 561 Valley Rd, Enola PA 17025, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
Wide view of the Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, August 29, 2010
2. Wide view of the Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge Marker
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. Henszey's Wrought-Iron Bridge (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Harrisburg (approx. 1.6 miles away); Old Harrisburg Academy / Dixon University Center (approx. 1.6 miles away); Zembo Shrine Temple (approx. 1.9 miles away); Italian Lake (approx. 2 miles away); Former William Penn High School (approx. 2 miles away); Dauphin County Civil War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Camp Curtin Fire Company No. 13 (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Moving Henszey's Bridge. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Central Pennsylvania College | About | History | Henszey's Bridge. Today Henszey's Bridge serves as a pedestrian walkway for students, faculty, staff, and visitors on the campus of Central Pennsylvania College. The bridge symbolizes the high quality hands-on education that the college provides to connect students to their career dreams. (Submitted on August 30, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.) 
 
Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
3. Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge
Now restored, it has been relocated to the campus of Central Pennsylvania College.
Engineering detail of Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, June 5, 2011
4. Engineering detail of Henszey's Wrought Iron Arch Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 899 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3, 4. submitted on June 19, 2011, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.

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