Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Bristline Bridge (Also known as Flickinger Mills Bridge)


Bristline Bridge

Bridge before 2007 refurbishing

Bridge after 2007 refurbishing

Marker is scheduled in 2017-2018


Additional Information

Bristline Bridge, also known as Flickinger Mills Bridge is a single span Burr Arch Truss bridge built in 1871 (builder unkown).  The structure has Burr Arches sandwiched between multiple Kingposts and is 106 feet long by 17 feet 3 inches wide and has an interior height of 11 feet 7 inches. Planking is 2 inches by 16 feet with the top planking laid diagonally.  Reinforced in 1919 with steel I-beams, the bridge was refurbished in 2007.

The bridge spans Sherman’s Creek in Madison Township CR3005 near Andersonburg and is owned by Perry County.

Posted on the National Register of Historical Places August 25, 1980  NRHP Ref 80003591 and World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-03

GPS  40  20.04 N  77  28.228 W  or   40.334074    -77.470466

Directions from Harrisburg

From Interstate 81 (Exit67) take Rt 322/22 aproximately 20 miles to the Exit for Newport and New Bloomfield. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp onto Rt 34.
Travel 1 mile and cross the Juniata River on the old Iron Bridge, continuing straight through town (Market St) to the stop sign at the corner of 4th and Market St.  Turn left and continue on Rt 34 for 5 miles to New Bloomfield.
At the Square in New Bloomfield continue straight through on Rt 274.  Travel approximately 16.3 miles to Andersonburg.  Turn left at the crossroad on T3005 and proceed to dead end.  Turn right onto Madison Road.  The bridge is approximately 1 mile down the road.

Perry County Heritage Trail

The Perry County Bicentennial Committee is happy to be involved with the research and writing of much of the content of the history of Perry County. The committee has been instrumental in working with sponsors to procure and install the markers as shown in this Heritage Trail website.