Take Frankford Avenue over the Pennypack Creek in Holmesburg and you’ve just traveled on the nation’s oldest stone-arch bridge – the very same bridge that carried American and French troops en route to Yorktown, VA during the Revolutionary War. The 315-year-old bridge’s history is more visible thanks to a new blue state historical marker.
On October 13 the Holmesburg Civic Association, Friends of Pennypack Park, representatives of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, elected officials, and residents commemorated the marker’s dedication with a celebration at the bridge.
- Pennypack Creek Bridge gets historical recognition at last [NEast Philly, October 18, 2012]
- Holmesburg: Historic Bridge Receives Recognition [Philadelphia Neighborhoods, October 18, 2012]
- Preservation Row: New marker for a bridge on a Revolutionary road [PlanPhilly, September 26, 2012]