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Old Arch Bridge

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Photo taken by Deb Packard

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BH Photo #190836

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Street View 

Description 

The restored stone bridge opposite was built in 1813. It was part of the turnpike from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh. The arch is without a keystone.

SOURCE: http://dsf.seda-cog.org/mifflin/cwp/view.asp?a=641&q=412023&... Mifflin County was awarded in 2002 a Transportation Enhancements grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to make structural repairs to the Stone Arch Bridge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The county hired The EADS Group as the consulting engineer to facilitate this project. Final plans for the bridge were completed and approved in 2004. The bid opening occurred in February 2005, and in April 2005, the bid was awarded to J. Fulkroad and Sons, Inc. Project construction began in June 2005.

The work included repairing the concrete toe walls and stone arch, reinforcing the concrete substructure within the walls, installing an interior drainage system, and constructing a walkway from Jacks Creek to the bridge. The total project cost was approximately $460,000. Work on the bridge was completed in November 2005. The landscaping, bank stabilization, and walkway improvements along Grant Avenue were completed in May 2006.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Jack's Creek in Lewistown
Location
Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1813; rehabilitated 2006
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 18, 1979
Also called
Lewistown Stone Arch Bridge
Old Stone Arche Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.58461, -77.55647   (decimal degrees)
40°35'05" N, 77°33'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/283641/4495787 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lewistown
Inventory numbers
NRHP 09000096 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 41872 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 5, 2014: Updated by Dave King: Added NRHP info & imported photos
  • December 25, 2010: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • December 25, 2010: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added description, GPS coords, corrected other data
  • March 25, 2009: Added by James Baughn

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