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Lime Valley Bridge

Lime Valley Bridge

In May 1871, Lancaster County Commissioners visited this site near Jacob Harnish's mill for a proposed bridge where the "public road leading from the Green Tree Hotel to Lancaster crosses said creek being the dividing line between Strasburg and West Lampeter Townships." Sealed proposals were received by the Conmmissioner's office in July 1871 for building the new wooden covered bridge. James C. Carpenter was originally awarded the contract to build the Lime Valley Bridge but didn't provide the required security bond. County Commissioners then awarded the contract to Joseph Cramer on July 24, 1871 for $2,597. They received notice from Elias McMellen in September 1871 that the foundations for the bridge abutments were completed and ready for inspection. Bridge inspectors met here in December 1871 and found that the bridge was constructed of "good material and put up in a good and workmanlike manner.” This bridge was known as a twin to an earlier one built just to the west of here.

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Attribution: By Carl Gordon Moore Jr

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

Updated: 10-26-2021