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Heister's Bridge

Photo 

2040_mercerburg

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

View this photo at goose.ycp.edu

BH Photo #230297

Map 

Description 

According to Frederick Fleming Unger in "Old Bridges of Franklin County" this bridge's tablet listed it to be built in 1811 by M. McAfee and J.C. Work. The marker was given to the Kittochinny Historical Society of Franklin County. The new bride replaced this one and sits 50 feet to the north of the old stone bridge (which was blown up in June 1941).

Facts 

Overview
Lost Stone arch bridge over W.Br.of Conococheaque Creek on Pa 16; Sr 0016 (Buchanan Trail W)
Location
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1811; Replaced 1941
Builders
- J.C. Work
- M. McAfee
Design
Three-arch stone bridge
Also called
W.Br.of Conococheaque Creek Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80417, -77.87056   (decimal degrees)
39°48'15" N, 77°52'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/254252/4409964 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Williamson
Inventory number
BH 52134 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,222)
Arch (11,264)
Built 1811 (2)
Built during 1810s (35)
Deck arch (10,501)
Franklin County, Pennsylvania (119)
J.C. Work (1)
Lost (18,932)
Lost 1941 (25)
Lost during 1940s (244)
M. McAfee (1)
Owned by state (13,891)
Pennsylvania (4,413)
Replaced by new bridge (12,561)
Stone arch (2,672)

Update Log 

  • April 21, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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