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Back Creek Bridge

Map 

Description 

In 1814 the Chambersburg and Bedford Turnpike Company was organized and this bridge was built soon after as part of that effort, according to Frederick Fleming Unger in "Old Bridges of Franklin County."

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over Back Creek on Us 30; Sr 0030
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1814 ca; Replaced 1937
Design
Three-arch stone bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.92722, -77.73722   (decimal degrees)
39°55'38" N, 77°44'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/266087/4423267 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chambersburg
Inventory number
BH 52132 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Arch (11,192)
Deck arch (10,431)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania (119)
Lost (18,681)
Lost 1937 (18)
Lost during 1930s (361)
Owned by state (13,669)
Pennsylvania (4,175)
Replaced by new bridge (12,378)
Stone arch (2,649)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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