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Emlenton in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Emlenton Bridge

 
 
The Emlenton Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. The Emlenton Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Emlenton Bridge spanned the Allegheny River at this location from 1883 to 1987. Originally constructed of wrought iron, it consisted of two double-intersection Pratt trusses. Built by the Wrought Iron Bridge Company for the Emlenton Bridge Company, in 1898 it became the first free bridge in Venango County to cross the Allegheny.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 41° 10.603′ N, 79° 42.73′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker is on Allegheny Avenue 0.1 miles south of Main Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emlenton PA 16373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hotels of Emlenton (here, next to this marker); West Main Street Development (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Emlenton At Leisure (about 700 feet away); Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (about 800 feet away); Education - A Local Priority (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Crawford Family (approx. 0.2 miles away);
The Emlenton Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. The Emlenton Bridge Marker
The modern bridge is in the background
Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (approx. 0.2 miles away); H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emlenton.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 12, 2014, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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