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Brownsville in Fayette County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The First Cast Iron Bridge

 
 
The First Cast Iron Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. The First Cast Iron Bridge Marker
Inscription. The first cast iron bridge built in the United States, was built in 1836-1839 over Dunlap's Creek at this point.
 
Erected 1923 by Colonel Andrew Lynn Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution of Pennsylvania.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the The Historic National Road marker series.
 
Location. 40° 1.276′ N, 79° 53.282′ W. Marker is in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, in Fayette County. Marker is on Market Street east of Bank Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville PA 15417, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dunlap’s Creek Bridge (here, next to this marker); Brownsville - Route 40 Bridge (here, next to this marker); Steamboat Enterprise/Boatbuilding Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Redstone Old Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Philander Knox (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to the bridge's railing, facing the street.
 
Also see . . .  The National Road: Brownsville — Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Dunlap's Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Most of the bridge is obstructed by building foundations.
. On the GribbleNation website. (Submitted on April 15, 2006.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Dunlap's Creek Bridge image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
3. Dunlap's Creek Bridge
Dunlap's Creek Bridge From Below, 1983 image. Click for full size.
Wikipedia
4. Dunlap's Creek Bridge From Below, 1983
1983 Photo by Jet Lowe
Iron Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Thomas B. Searight, circa 1894
5. Iron Bridge
From: Thomas Brownfield Searight, The Old Pike : a history of the National Road, with incidents, accidents, and anecdotes thereon 1894, p. 95.
The Bridge and its Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
6. The Bridge and its Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 5,614 times since then and 186 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on October 10, 2013, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   6. submitted on April 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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