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Abraham Witmer's bridge

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Author
Landis, Charles Israel,
Date of Publication
1916
Abraham Witmer' s Bridge At the period immediately succeed- ing the RevolutionaryWar, there was no bridge along the King's Highway over the Conestoga River. There was, how- ever, a public fording. A fording still exists, though now partly cover- ed over by the tracks of the Lancaster and Eastern
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Responsibility
by Judge C. I. Landis.
Author
Landis, Charles Israel,
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
Lancaster County Historical Society,
Date of Publication
1916
Physical Description
155-174 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society ; v. 20, no. 6
Subjects
Witmer, Abraham.
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Conestoga Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.)
Witmer's Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.)
Contained In
Journal of the Lancaster County Historical Society. Volume 20, number 6 (1916), p. 155-174Lancaster History Library - Journal974.9 L245 v.20
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American barns and covered bridges

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Author
Sloane, Eric.
Date of Publication
1954.
Call Number
631.2 S634
Author
Sloane, Eric.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
W. Funk
Date of Publication
1954.
Physical Description
112 p. illus. 26 cm.
Summary
"This lovingly written book, accompanied by more than 75 of the author's own sketches, provides a reliable record of those vanishing forms of architecture. Accurate line drawings depict a variety of barns, such as those in Maine, attached to houses; an 'open' log barn in Virginia, and a 'top hat' barn in North Carolina. Covered bridges - like barns, built for soundness and endurance - are also illustrated, among them a saltbox structure in New England, a bridge with a pedestrian walkway in rural New York State, and a 10-span-long bridge at Clark's Ferry, Pennsylvania." [from the publisher]
Subjects
Barns - United States.
Covered bridges.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
631.2 S634
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[Big Chickies bridge Pennsylvania Historic Bridge Recording Project III. ]

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Date of Publication
200?.
Call Number
624.2 H673b
Place of Publication
Washington, D.C
Publisher
Historic American Engineering Record,
Date of Publication
200?.
Physical Description
26 p. : photos. ; 29 cm.
Notes
Auction Road Bridge Replacement Project, Penn and Rapho Townships, Lancaster County.
Bibliographic references.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County
Lancaster County (Pa.)
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
624.2 H673b
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Bridge information compiled by Benjamin Weaver

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Author
Weaver, Benjamin.
Call Number
MG-587, Archives South
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Author
Weaver, Benjamin.
Physical Description
3 folders.
Notes
Mr. Weaver photographed these bridges in the 1960s and 1970s; the slides are in the Photograph Collection. Some of these cards correspond with the Bridge Records in the Lancaster County Government Records.
Finding aid available at LancasterHistory.org.
Summary
This collection contains index cards prepared by Benjamin Weaver with information about bridges over several creeks and rivers in Lancaster County: Beaver, Calamus, Big Chicques, Little Chicques, Cocalico, Big Conestoga, Little Conestoga, Conewago, Conowingo, Coon, Conoy, Hammer, Mill, Muddy, East Octoraro, West Octoraro, Pequea and Peters. The information includes the name, township(s) and type of each bridge and may also include the date of construction, contractors, commissioners, size and weight limit, details on location and/or destruction or replacement of the bridge.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Manuscript Group
Call Number
MG-587, Archives South
Websites
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Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Call Number
RG 02-00 0324, Archives West 1
Corporate Author
Pennsylvania. Court of Quarter Sessions (Lancaster County)
Physical Description
13 boxes.
Arrangement of Material
Arranged alphabetically, then chronologically by township location.
Notes
See paper finding aid for details on bridge location by township and creek.
The date range is 1747 to 1939, but most of the papers date from the 19th Century.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Summary
Papers filed for construction and repair of bridges. The types of petitions presented to the Court of Quarter Sessions include: petitions for bridge construction and repair, petitions for inspections, and petitions for bridge funds. Other types of items include: specifications, proposals, and contracts for bridge construction and repair; bridge blueprints and plans; correspondence; bills for materials; and bridge condition reports. Many papers show date; court term and case number; names of petitioners, viewers, inspectors, and contractors; costs and fees; location of bridge; and name or number of bridge. The order and report of viewers documents are of particular interest as they usually include a copy of the original petition; the order and names of viewers to inspect the site; the public announcement for the viewers meeting; the report and recommendation of viewers, often with a drawing of the site and surrounding area; and the court decision.
Rights
May not be photocopied.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Additional Corporate Author
Lancaster County (Pa.) Court of Quarter Sessions
Location
Lancaster History Archive - Government Record
Call Number
RG 02-00 0324, Archives West 1
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Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge - Information file

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Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge
Alternate Title
Bridges : Abraham Witmer's Bridge - Information file.
Notes
Information files are created for specific subjects that are associated with Lancaster County, e.g. "Rebman's scrap pile", "Ten-hour house". The files contain newspaper and magazine articles about the subject.
Subjects
Witmer, Abraham.
Witmer's Bridge (Lancaster, Pa.).
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Information File
Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Abraham Witmer Bridge
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Bridges: a photographic essay into Cumberland County

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Author
Crist, Robert G.
Date of Publication
1988
Call Number
974.843 CCH v.5, no.2
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Author
Crist, Robert G.
Place of Publication
Carlisle, Pa
Publisher
Cumberland County Historical Society
Date of Publication
1988
Physical Description
p. 63-78 ; 23 cm.
Series
Cumberland County History v.5, no.2
Summary
History of bridges linking Cumberland County, Pa.to other places, including across the Susquehanna River.
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Cumberland County.
Cumberland County, Pa. - Pictorial works.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Periodical Article
Call Number
974.843 CCH v.5, no.2
Websites
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The Bridges between Columbia and Wrightsville Pennsylvania

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Author
Heim, C. R.
Date of Publication
no date
Call Number
624.2 H467
Responsibility
C. R. Heim.
Author
Heim, C. R.
Place of Publication
[S.L
Publisher
s.n.]
Date of Publication
no date
Physical Description
unpaged ; ill. ; 29 cm.
Notes
"Some of the written text in this collection is from a transcript written in 1933 or 1934 for the Broadcaster newspaper."
Subjects
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Susquehanna River
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County
Bridges - Pennsylvania - York County
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
624.2 H467
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Bridges : Columbia Bridge - Information file

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Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Columbia Bridge
Notes
Information files are created for specific subjects that are associated with Lancaster County, e.g. "Rebman's scrap pile", "Ten-hour house". The files contain newspaper and magazine articles about the subject.
Subjects
Columbia Bridge (Pa.).
Bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Information File
Call Number
Information file - Bridges : Columbia Bridge
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Bridges : Covered bridges in Lancaster County - Information file

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Call Number
Information file - Bridges, covered, in Lancaster County
Notes
Information files are created for specific subjects that are associated with Lancaster County, e.g. "Rebman's scrap pile", "Ten-hour house". The files contain newspaper and magazine articles about the subject.
Subjects
Covered bridges - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Information File
Call Number
Information file - Bridges, covered, in Lancaster County
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