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Springettsbury’s Last Covered Bridge over the Codorus

I discovered this 1949 covered bridge photo in the Archives of the York County History Center. It piqued my interest because it connected Springettsbury and Manchester Townships, establishing a short roadway connection between Pleasureville and Emigsville. Further research revealed this … Continue reading

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Codorus Tow Path Railroad to Chickies

In 1825 a charter was granted to the Codorus Navigation Company to construct an 11-mile canal utilizing the Codorus Creek in York County, Pennsylvania. The canal opened in 1833. It was situated on the east side of the creek and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during July 2015; Commencing 4th Year of YorksPast

On July 26th, 2015, I began my 4th year of YorksPast. The first three years of YorksPast, represent 653 posts; which averages 4.2 posts per week. Readership remains at record levels. Thanks to everyone for your continuing interest in the … Continue reading

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Covered Railroad Bridge over the Codorus Creek

One of the Types of Railroad Bridges once located at the site of Black Bridge I recently discovered a copy of the Sixth Annual Report of the Northern Central Railway Co. for the Year 1860. The Supervisor’s Report, dated January … Continue reading

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Pinpointing when Black Bridge got its Name

This notice in the June 18, 1875, issue of the York Daily is the earliest reference I’ve found with the “black bridge” name of the bridge that carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during June 2015; Third Month with YorksPast Readership at a High Level

For the third month in a row YorksPast readership continued at a high level. Thanks to all my loyal readers. It was nice to meet several of my readers while touring the French frigate Hermione when it was docked in … Continue reading

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Civil War Era Bridge Types at Black Bridge Location

Today, Black Bridge carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and Emigsville. This bridge is a prominent feature viewable from the new section of the rail trail, recently opened in Springettsbury Township. The August 11th, … Continue reading

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Readers Choose Top 10 Posts during May 2015; YorksPast Readership Continues at a High Level

YorksPast readership continued at high level during May. Thanks to all my loyal readers. At the beginning of every month, I’m sharing with my readers the top 10 posts from the previous month. These are your favorites during May 2015: … Continue reading

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Susquehanna Trail Bridges

Mark commented to my post How Black Bridge got its Name, and questioned, “How did the truss Black Bridge compare to the truss bridges that used to be across the Codorus in York?” My short answer was, “They were of … Continue reading

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How Black Bridge got its Name

Black Bridge carries trains over the Codorus Creek as railroad traffic moves between York and Emigsville. This bridge is a prominent feature viewable from the new section of the rail trail, recently opened in Springettsbury Township. A railroad bridge was … Continue reading

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