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Near Pocono Lake in Monroe County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Sullivan Bridge

 
 
Sullivan Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, May 21, 2017
1. Sullivan Bridge Marker
Inscription. General John Sullivanís 1779 Revolutionary War expedition built a road through this area. Only one bridge was required from Easton to Wilkes-Barre, and it crossed Tobyhanna Creek here. Camped nearby, over 500 troops completed the difficult construction. Officers named it Sullivan Bridge. The campaign was a victory, and the road opened the Pocono Plateau and the region to settlement. Sullivan Trail Questers #1138
 
Erected 2017 by Sullivan Trail Questers #1138.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Sullivan-Clinton Expedition Against the Iroquois Indians, and the Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania History Tour marker series.
 
Location. 41° 6.67′ N, 75° 30.299′ W. Marker is near Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania, in Monroe County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 940, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. On the east side of Sullivan Bridge at Pocono Lake, on the north side of the road approaching the bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Pocono Lake PA 18347, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Henry Christman ( approx. 0.4 miles away); Isaac Stauffer ( approx. 0.8 miles away); The Lumbering Industry
Sullivan Bridge Marker, with modern day bridge in background. image. Click for full size.
By Rick Bodenschatz, May 21, 2017
2. Sullivan Bridge Marker, with modern day bridge in background.
( approx. one mile away); Forest Products Industry ( approx. 1.1 miles away); Salem United Church of Christ ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Wagner's Tree Farm ( approx. 1.2 miles away); Historic Pocono Lake Cemetery ( approx. 1.5 miles away); The First Fire Company / The Clymer Library ( approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pocono Lake.
 
Also see . . .  Sullivan Bridge Dedication Site. (Submitted on June 27, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 139 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 24, 2017, by Rick Bodenschatz of Pocono Pines, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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