GDG- ISusquehanna River

Jeff Burk jlb4tlb at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 08:50:37 CST 2012


Andy, the Rockville Bridge is a bit south of the ruined Marysville Bridge.
 
A wooden bridge has a life span of about ten to fifteen  years.  If you cover it the life span increases to about seventy to eighty years.  Also Covered Bridges are way cooler then regular ones.
 
 
 
 

 Namaste
 
Jeff Burk


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> From: Andy Mills <amills at jplcreative.com>
>To: GDG <gettysburg at arthes.com> 
>Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 9:23 AM
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Was the Marysville Bridge in the same location as the current Rockville Bridge?  
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>Out of curiosity:  what is the benefit for having a covered railroad bridge?  It would seem this would be a huge fire hazard, not to mention the effect the smoke from the trains would cause to the structure.  
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>Thanks,
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com [mailto:gettysburg-bounces at arthes.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Burk
>Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:27 PM
>To: GDG
>Subject: Re: GDG- ISusquehanna River
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>Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>Greetings
> 
>During the war there were 4 bridges that had to be considered by Lee that crossed the Sus.
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>The Southern most was The Conowingo Bridge at Port Deposit Md.  This was a covered bridge.
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>The next bridge going north would be at Wrightsville Pa.  This bridge would be burned during the evening of June 28, 1863.
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>Harrisburg would be the furtherst point we need to look at.  I believe the city had 2 crossing one railroad and one general.
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>The camal back bridge was the general purpose bridge.  The present day Walnut Street Bridge spans the river today at its old location.
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>The Marysvillie RR bridge, this was also a covered bridge.
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> Namaste
> 
>Jeff Burk
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