Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Kochenderfer’s Bridge

Marker

 

This marker is scheduled in 2017-2018

Additional Information

Kochenderfer's Bridge0002

This bridge is located near Ickesburg, PA in Saville Township.  It is no longer in use and is located just a short distance on the left of Fritz Rd.  Originally built in 1919 by the Adair Brothers at a cost of $2,380, this single span Kingpost and Queenpost Truss bridge is 72 feet long and 18 feet wide and has an interior height of 12 feet 6 inches.  Planking is 2-1/2 inches by 14 feet.  The bridge is owned by Perry County.

Posted on the National Register of Historical Places August 25, 1980  NRHP Ref 80003602 and World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-09

GPS   40 25.46 N  77  23.19 W       or     40.424364   -77.387218

 

Directions from Harrisburg

From Interstate 81 (Exit67) take Rt 322/22 aproximately 25 miles to the Exit for Millerstown.  Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and enter Millerstown.  Go to the square in the town and turn left onto SR 17. Go approximately 13 miles to Ickesburg.  Continue straight through Ickesburg for approximately 3 miles.  Turn left onto Fritz Road.  The bridge is about 1/2 mile on the left.  The bridge is not in use and is just to the left of Fritz 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.