Charles A. Williams

of Jacobus, Pennsylvania
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Williams was born in 1873 on the family farm in Gladfelter's Station in York County. He designed and constructed many commercial, public and residential buildings in southern York County, as well as numerous bridges located in York and Adams Counties. Williams designed five single-span masonry arches and four other reinforced concrete arches for the County of York, all between 1912 and 1919. The other bridges he designed were for the State of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Williams was a partner in the firm of G.A. & F.M. Wagman from 1919 until 1929. Following retirement, Williams designed and constructed several private homes and represented the Farm Bureau Insurance Company. He was also the Springfield Township Justice of the Peace and an active member of Salem Lutheran Church in Jacobus, where he was buried in 1950. (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/habshaer/pa/pa3500/pa3517/data/pa3517data.pdf)


Beaver Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1917
Stone arch bridge over Beaver Creek on TR 904 (Lisburn Road)
Open to traffic

Beaver Creek Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915
Concrete arch bridge over Beaver Creek on Beaver Creek Road
Open to traffic

Bermudian Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1918
Stone arch bridge over Bermudian Creek on Cabin Hollow Road (TR 859)
Open to traffic

Blymire Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Engineer, 1915
Lost stone arch bridge over Blymire Creek on Blymire Hollow Road
Replaced by new bridge

East Branch Codorus Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1913
Lost concrete arch bridge over East Branch Codorus Creek on TR 370 (Pentland Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Glen Allen Mill Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1918
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek off McCormick Rd
Open to traffic

Grainery Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1916
Concrete arch bridge over South Branch Codorus Creek on Grainery Road
Open to traffic

Kise Mill Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Engineer, 1915
Stone arch bridge over Bennett Run on PA 4016 (Kise Mill Road)


Kreutz Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1916
Lost concrete arch bridge over Kreutz Creek on Valley Acres Road
Replaced by new bridge

Little Muddy Creek Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1914
Concrete arch bridge over Little Muddy Creek on PA 2038
Open to traffic

Manhattan Run Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1917
Stone arch bridge over Manhattan Run on PA 1019
Open to traffic

Meisenhelder Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1914
Concrete arch bridge over Cabin Creek on Meisenhelder
Open to traffic

Muddy Creek Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1919
Concrete arch bridge over South Branch Muddy Creek on Muddy Creek Road
Open to traffic

Orson Run Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1913
Lost stone arch bridge over Orson Run on TR 619 (Norris Road)
Replaced by new bridge

Pentland Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1915
Lost Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Codorus Creek on T370; Pentland Road
Replaced by a new bridge

South Branch Conewago Creek Bridge (Adams County, Pennsylvania)
Built 1929
Two-span concrete arch bridge over South Branch of Conewago Creek on US 30
Open to traffic

Union Church Road Bridge (York County, Pennsylvania)
County engineer, 1912
Stone arch bridge over a branch of Rambo Run on Union Church Road
Open to traffic