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Susquehanna River’s Veterans Memorial Bridge good example of an architectural showpiece

You could say they don’t make bridges like they used to. Spans like the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge, built in 1930 and christened the Veterans Memorial Bridge, are architectural showpieces. Their replacement spans often are, well, just boring. Consider this photo of the Veterans Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River, for example. The York, Pa., Daily Record’s Chris Dunn gathered in this scene, and look at the engagement: 350 plus likes. It’s now atop the YDR’s Facebook page. How often do you see the Wright’s Ferry Bridge, constructed 40 years later, in photos? OK, it’s just a one-bridge sample, but quality-of-life advocates would say that infrastructure should add to experience, not detract from it.

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Why study local history? Here’s how one York County school is doing it

Tom Melhorn, a local history teacher at Dallastown Area High School, says his students are curious about the Underground Railroad in York County. The William C. Goodridge House, pictured in this file photograph, is one of two York County sites … Continue reading

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Three photographs surely show York, Pa., at its best, Part II

‘Cool view of #yorkfair from West York-Dallastown game. 7-7 in 2nd Q.’ That was the YDR’s Brad Jennings’ description of this scene on Twitter. It’s, indeed, a wonderful scene, captured by Brad from the top of the press box in … Continue reading

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York athlete series: ‘Arguably the best girls’ volleyball player the area has ever seen’

Jen German heads the list of all-time best Dallastown Area High School athletes. Where does she rank on list of greatest York County prep athletes? Background posts: Who is rightful owner of area boys’ basketball scoring record?, Northeastern last York/Adams … Continue reading

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