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Conococheague Creek Bridge

Photo 

2035_greencastle

No reproduction of image for the purpose of resale or other publication without approval. Image for sale at www.laughlinpostcards.com by Tom Taylor

Clyde A. Laughlin via Tom Taylor

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BH Photo #230275

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Description 

According to Frederick Fleming Unger in "Old Bridges of Franklin County" this bridge was built close to the turnpike in 1816. When the new bridge was built they left this one standing but unused.

Fred J. Moll's "Pennsylvania Historic Bridges, PA (Postcard History Series)" stated the bridge was built around 1830.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Conococheague Creek on Pa 16, Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1816 ca; Replaced 1941
Design
5 arch stone bridge
Also called
Greencastle Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79167, -77.75417   (decimal degrees)
39°47'30" N, 77°45'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/264175/4408263 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamson
Inventory number
BH 52126 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,270)
Deck arch (10,507)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania (119)
Lost (18,940)
Lost 1941 (25)
Lost during 1940s (244)
Owned by state (13,897)
Pennsylvania (4,437)
Replaced by new bridge (12,565)
Stone arch (2,674)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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