1870s portal view
Sign transcription (above the portal, not including cast plaques):
Any person or persons
riding or driving faster than
a walk, or driving more than 15 head of cattle on or over this Bridge at
the same time, shall pay a fine not less than Ten Dollars nor more than Thirty Dollars according to an Act of
Assembly passed the 18th day of March, A.D..1868.
L.M. Engelman Clerk of Commissioners
Deary R. PeaXXan
of Lehigh County
The 1865 was just below the two cast plaques, which I just couldn't make out in the image. The 1865 (last digit could be a flat topped 3). So, is this the build date?
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