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Eight Arch Bridge

Photos 

Bridge Valley in Warwick Township, PA -- April 15, 2008

Downstream side view from York Rd (PA 263) bridge.

Photo taken by Raymond Klein

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BH Photo #155825

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Neshaminy Creek on York Road
Location
Warwick Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Started in 1801 and completed in 1804 at a cost of $15,561.40 (which included board for workers). Replaced the old rotting stone and timber bridge. Consists of eight arches and was the longest stone arch bridge in Pensylvania built at that time.
Design
Stone arch
Also called
Pettit's Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27621, -75.08330   (decimal degrees)
40°16'34" N, 75°04'60" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/492918/4458417 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Buckingham
Inventory number
BH 44193 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 1, 2016: New Street View added by J.P.
  • March 2, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • November 23, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Changed ownership
  • June 10, 2011: Updated by Craig Richardson: Added correct map location
  • February 21, 2010: Added by Raymond Klein

Sources 

  • Raymond Klein - Bookshelfthe [at] msn [dot] com
  • Craig Richardson
  • Luke
  • J.P. - wildcatjon2000 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Eight Arch Bridge
Posted March 29, 2014, by Peter W. Brunner (cur_non [at] verizon [dot] net)

Thank you for getting most everything right about the Bridge.

Also thank you for using my pictures/scans in your information. Much more can be found on our Facebook page as to the Bridge, it's history, the Park and its trails and hopefully current maintenance with an appeal for help to protect and preserve its history and use for generations to come. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-8-arch-Stone-Bridge-in-Wa... Also the Warwick Historic Society Web page: http://moland.org/about-us/

Bridge Valley in Warwick Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted November 21, 2012, by Peter W. Brunner (cur_non [at] verizon [dot] net)

The Historic Eight Arch Bridge or Pettit's Bridge as it was once called because of Pettit's corner and Pettit's Tavern was listed on the National Register Sept 1983. It's listed under Bridge Valley, Pettit's and Warwick Township. At one time the County listed it as a canoe ramp. The County has long since withdrawn it's involvement which is another reason for it's current condition. The townships involvement with the bridge has been sparse due to cut backs and reduced staff. Even though it's been mostly neglected for years I still witness local families with children come and spend time there along with fishermen and hikers. It can be scary at night since there is no lighting.

Bridge Valley in Warwick Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted November 21, 2012, by Peter W. Brunner (cur_non [at] verizon [dot] net)

"The Bridge no one wants" as it's been written has been owned by the Warwick Historical Society since 1993. Their main focus is now and has always been the Moland House. Any problems with the bridge should be reported to them.

Bridge Valley in Warwick Township, PA (Bypassed)
Posted June 10, 2011, by Craig Richardson

I stopped at this bridge quite by accident about a week ago. Structure currently has weeds growing from the side.