Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Fleisher’s Bridge

Marker


This marker is scheduled for 2017-2018

Additional Information

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Fleisher’s Bridge is located near Newport, PA in Oliver Township. The bridge spans Big Buffalo Creek. Built by Yohn & Ritter in 1887 and featuring Burr arch truss construction.  The bridge is 125 feet long by 17 feet wide with an interior height of 11 feet 9 inches.  It was reinforced in 1960 with two 30 feet I-beams to allow continued use,  Planking is 2 inches by 14 feet.  It has stone mortar abutments and parapets.

Posted on the National Register of Historical Places August 25, 1980  NRHP Ref 80003601 and World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-17

GPS   40 29.38 N  77 09.48 W    or     40.489477  -77.158169

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 sigh at the corner of 4th and Market St.
Turn right on 4th St and continue for 1 mile to Fairgrounds Road.
Turn left on Fairgrounds road and travel up the hill and stay straight at the top on Fairgrounds road for .2 mile to Fleisher’s Bridge. The road beyond the bridge is a “No Outlet” and ends on private property. (Please respect the privacy of the area.)

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.