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These 5 images explore Wrightsville’s bridgehead, upstream and down

News about the installation of replica lights along the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, lured me to the 1930 bridge. I captured these downstream scene from the bridgehead on the York County side. This shows vestiges of the old Susquehanna and Tidewater Canal that ran from this point to Havre de Grace on the Chesapeake Bay. This is some sturdy stonework to survive floods and such since 1840.

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New throwback lights on Susquehanna River span: ‘This bridge is going to be beautiful’

See that lamp on the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, aka Veterans Memorial Bridge, soon after its opening in 1930? They’ll be back or something like them as part of bridge relighting project. This photo came from a bridge souvenir booklet.

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Gettysburg 150: When Civil War generals needed info, they’d pick up a newspaper

Civil War generals would often acquire copies of newspapers published in the areas through which they were moving to add their repository of information. This is such a map showing Harrisburg at the time of the Confederate Gettysburg campaign. If Confederate Gen. Dick Ewell had secured this copy, he would have been well-briefed about the state capital he was fronting.

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When you had to pay a toll to cross the Susquehanna River

Susquehanna River bridges, particularly those connecting Wrightsville and Columbia, always fascinate readers

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5 quick facts about the wide Susquehanna River’s long Veterans Memorial Bridge

Veterans Memorial Bridge, the older of the two spans connecting York and Lancaster counties at Wrightsville-Columbia, was closed Thursday after a nearby crash.

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Super Moon over the Susquehanna: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, May 7, 2012

Also below: Russell Horn Sr.’s 100th/Old Eastern Market/Harley reprints There’s a lot going on in this weekend photograph by York Daily Record/Sunday News photographer Chris Dunn. Floats from a tea light benefit festival move down the Susquehanna River in the … Continue reading

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Susquehanna bridge makeover flowing along

This 2006 aerial photograph shows bridge supports running alongside Veterans Memorial Bridge, sometimes called the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. These piers supported three bridges over the Susquehanna River, including the famed covered bridge that Union militia burned in 1863 to stop the … Continue reading

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