Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Enslow’s Bridge (Also known as Turkey Trail Bridge)

Marker

 

Marker scheduled in 2017-2018

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Additional Information

Enslow’s Bridge, a Berr Arch Truss bridge, was built in 1904.  The bridge was repaired in 1997 after Hurricane Fran damaged it in 1996.  It is 110 feet long by 16 feet 11 inches wide with an interior height of 11 feet 10 inches.  It has stone and mortar wingwalls.  The bridge spans Sherman’s Creek in Jackson Township southeast of Blain and is owned by Perry County.

World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-14

GPS  40 19.74 N  77 29.49 W    or  40.32931  -77.491396

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 18 miles and turn left on Adams Grove Road (About 1 mile from Blain).  Travel approximately 2 miles, and bridge will be on the right side.

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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.