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Pennypack Creek Bridge - Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in U.S.


Pennypack Creek Bridge - Oldest Stone Arch Bridge in U.S.

This bridge was erected at the request of William Penn in 1697. It has been crossed by George Washington and John Adams, and the Continental Army (see http://www.pennypackbridge.com/). It recently received a real plaque. It is on what is now Frankford Avenue, Route 13, but was the King's Highway.


Location: Pennypack Creek Bridge , Solly Avenue and Frankford Avenue , - just north of Solly Ave., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19136, United States
Listing Category: Bridges, Civics Lessons, Famous People, History, Plaques, Markers (real ones)
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is an article in todays Inquirer, at p. B1, that features this bridge as part of the Jason Sherman film, The Kings Highway. It says that in 1789, George Washington crossed it on his way to his first presidential inauguration, and today 17,000 cars a day cross it.
Date : 2015-11-24

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : An article in todays Philadelphia Inquirer, pp. A1, A2, concerns major repairs coming to this bridge. It also goes into the history of the bridge, and includes Ulysses S. Grant as someone who would have crossed it. Its construction was completed in 1697, yet today nearly 15,000 cars a day pass over it, says the article.
Date : 2018-03-20

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