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Oysters Mill Bridge

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Description 

This bridge stood at the Mill of John Heck and Abraham Oyster. After the arsonist destroyed this covered bridge in 1958, a concrete bridge was put in place. The road no longer crosses the creek and I do not know when the concrete bridge was destroyed/removed.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Burr arch-truss bridge over Connodoguinet Creek on Former LR21015, SR1015
Location
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
Status
Destroyed by fire
History
Built in 1881 by Samuel Myers. It replaced an iron structure built by Mosely Iron Bridge Co. that was built in 1869.
Builder
- Samuel Myers
Design
Wood, covered, 3 equal spans, Burr arch-truss
Dimensions
Total length: 408.0 ft.
Deck width: 19.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.8 ft.
Also called
Oysters Bridge
Eysters Bridge
Hecks Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.26208, -76.93532   (decimal degrees)
40°15'43" N, 76°56'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/335430/4458642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Harrisburg West
Inventory number
BH 53839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 7, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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Comments 

Oysters Mill Bridge
Posted December 14, 2012, by Anonymous

The concrete bridge you mentioned is a mile away upstream and is located at the end of Oyster Mill Rd and Magaro Rd.

The covered bridge was never replaced