Pennypack Creek Bridge

Pennypack Creek Bridge (HM1M5X)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19136 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.624', W 75° 1.297'

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Built circa 1697 at a Lenape Indian trail crossing, it is the oldest roadway bridge in continuous use in the nation. The tri-arch stone span was an important link on the King's Highway, one of America's oldest roads. It served American and French combined forces on the march to Yorktown, known as the Rochambeau Route, in 1781. The only major modification to the bridge was widening in 1893; the upstream side is essentially unchanged from the original
HM NumberHM1M5X
Year Placed2012
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Date Added Friday, July 24th, 2015 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 498155 N 4432611
Decimal Degrees40.04373333, -75.02161667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.624', W 75° 1.297'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 37.44" N, 75° 1' 17.82" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8244 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia PA 19136, US
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