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Sheepford Bridge (Pre 1857)

Map 

Description 

A bridge existed at this site, adjacent the Fettling Mill (probably explains the name of the road - the sheep crossed here and were sheered at the mill), since before 1857. It is likely that the stone abutments (now encased in concrete) that support the present 1887 superstructure are from the earlier bridge.

The bridge's design is unknown as of this writing. It was probably a wooden covered bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bridge over Yellow Breeches Creek on Sheepford Road
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, and York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
No bridge shown on 1821 map, present on 1857, 1858, 1860 and 1872 maps.
Design
Probably a wooden covered bridge
Also called
Old Forge Bridge (Pre 1857)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.18488, -76.91184   (decimal degrees)
40°11'06" N, 76°54'43" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/337241/4450030 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93621 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2021: Added by Art S.

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Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com