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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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Trolleys, trains and automobiles linked Wrightsville and York

Trains, trolleys and automobiles meant Wrightsville, York were well connected

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Bridge lanterns along York County’s Susquehanna Trail: ‘We get a lot of questions about them’

Large bridge lanterns outside Wagman Companies Inc and on Canal Road come from Market Street Bridge in Harrisburg.

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Susquehanna River bridge headquarters counted the tolls: Linked in to York County history, Sept. 13, 2012

Yorktownsquare.com cover Steam Into History, the deaths of two prominent York countians and Continental Square improvements.

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Tour de York? Wheelmen raced around York Fair’s track: Linked in with neat York County history stuff, Sept. 9, 2012

The fair’s track played host to auto racing, horse racing – and bicycle racing.

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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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Don’t go looking for a bootprint on a Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge support

This is undated photograph shows Veterans Memorial Bridge, sometimes called the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. An urban legend persists concerning the 1930 Veterans Bridge. Background posts: A rehabbed, lit up Columbia-Wrightsville bridge: ‘It’ll really be a dramatic view’ and A 7th bridge? … Continue reading

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A rehabbed, lit up Columbia-Wrightsville bridge: ‘It’ll really be a dramatic view’

This photo from John Wright restaurant in Wrightsville, Pa., is undated but it must come from the late 1920s because the Veterans Memorial Bridge opened in 1930. Notice the now-dismantled older bridge to the left and the temporary, construction bridge … Continue reading

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Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge celebrates quiet birthday

The Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge spanning the Susquehanna River quietly passed its 75th anniversary on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. Many stories surround the 7,500-foot-long structure, in secondary use since construction of the Wright’s Ferry Bridge in 1972. But first its vital statistics:

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