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Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camel Back Bridge

 
 
Camel Back Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
1. Camel Back Bridge Marker
Inscription. A covered wooden bridge, designed by Theodore Burr, was built here in 1813-17; called "Camel Back" because of its unique arch design. The structure, partly rebuilt in 1847 and 1867, was replaced after severe flood damage in 1902.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.518′ N, 76° 52.989′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Front Street and Market Street on N. Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camelback and Market Street Bridges (within shouting distance of this marker); Dauphin County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Riverfront Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Dauphin County (within shouting distance of this marker); Governors’ Row (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Threatened Invasion of Harrisburg (about 300 feet away); The People’s Bridge (about 400 feet away); Walnut Street Bridge (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Camel Back Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 20, 2012
2. Camel Back Bridge Marker
Market Street Bridge in background.
Market Street Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, March 15, 2008
3. Market Street Bridge
This newer structure replaced the Camel Back covered bridge.
<i>Harrisburg, Pa., Camel Back Bridge</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Hugh C. Leighton Co., circa 1900
4. Harrisburg, Pa., Camel Back Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,876 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 20, 2012, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on March 18, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 31, 2014.
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