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

Rockville Bridge

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
1. Rockville Bridge Marker
Inscription. The longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world, visible to the south, was built between 1900 and 1902. Named for the surrounding small settlement, it has forty-eight arches and a length of 3,820 feet. It is the third bridge constructed here by the Pennsylvania Railroad. A wooden structure had been built 1847-49, followed by an iron bridge in 1877.
 
Erected 2010 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.324′ N, 76° 54.451′ W. Marker is in Susquehanna Twp, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is on N Front St. Touch for map. Located near Fort Hunter's Heckton Church. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17110, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Hunter (approx. mile away); Simon Girty (approx. mile away); United States Slavery (approx. mile away); Pennsylvania Slavery (approx. mile away); Slavery at Fort Hunter (approx. mile away); Fort Hunter History (approx. mile away); Village of Heckton (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Rockville Bridge (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Rockville Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
2. Rockville Bridge Marker
Rockville Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
3. Rockville Bridge
Rockville Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
4. Rockville Bridge
Rockville Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 6, 2015
5. Rockville Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 18, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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