Bridge Valley in Warwick Township, PA -- April 15, 2008
Downstream side view from York Rd (PA 263) bridge.
Photo taken by Raymond Klein
BH Photo #155825
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/
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 The County has long since withdrawn it's involvement which is another reason for it's current condition.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.
"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.
I stopped at this bridge quite by accident about a week ago. Structure currently has weeds growing from the side.