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Wrightsville in York County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Veterans Memorial Bridge

 
 
Veterans Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
1. Veterans Memorial Bridge
Inscription. (North Side):
Dedicated in honor
of the
Sons and Daughters
of Lancaster and York
Counties, Pennsylvania
who have served in the wars
of their country

(South Side):
Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge
Built by Lancaster-York Intercounty
Bridge Commission

Lancaster County
commission
G. Graybill Diehm, President
Charles A. Passmore
James F. Simpson
Oliver S. Schaeffer, counsel
Ralph W. Eby, controller

York County
commission
J. Emanuel Smith, secretary
W. Everett Wiley
John J. Landes
George S. Love, counsel
William H. Menges, controller

James B. Long, consulting engineer
Wiley-Maxon Construction Co., contractor
1930

 
Location. 40° 1.545′ N, 76° 31.654′ W. Marker is in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, in York County. Marker is on Veterans Memorial Branch (State Highway 462), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wrightsville PA 17368, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Campaign (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); American Legion Monument (about 500 feet away); Wrightsville
Plaques on the South Side Railing image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
2. Plaques on the South Side Railing
(about 500 feet away); Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (about 500 feet away); Springetsbury Manor (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named The Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Susquehanna River Water Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); The River: a Corridor and a Barrier (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wrightsville.
 
More about this marker. A similar set of plaques were placed on the east end of the bridge.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMilitary
 
View of the Plaques on the South Side image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
3. View of the Plaques on the South Side
Veterans Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 27, 2010
4. Veterans Memorial Bridge
Seen from the Wrightsville bank.
Veterans Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Dianne Bowders, January 6, 2012
5. Veterans Memorial Bridge
Bridge is viewed looking north on the Susquehanna River.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 717 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 12, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on March 28, 2012, by Dianne Bowders of York, Pennsylvania.
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