Celebrating 200 Years of History in 2020

Mt. Pleasant Bridge

Marker

 

Marker scheduled in 2017-2018

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Additional Information

Mt Pleasant Bridge

The Mt. Pleasant Bridge built in 19?? initially as a standard bridge but was reconstructed as a covered bridge in 1918 by I.M. Wentzel.  It is a single span Kingpost/Queenpost Truss bridge.  It has 3 inch by 15 feet planking and 60 inches between abutments and stone as well as mortar wingwalls. It is 73 feet long by 17 feet 9 inches wide with an interior height of 12 feet 2 inches.  The bridge spans Sherman’s Creek in Jackson Township near Blain and is owned by Perry County.

Posted on the National Register of Historical Places August 25, 1980  NRHP Ref 80003599 and World Guide to Covered Bridges No. 38-50-12

GPS   40 18.91 N  77 32.72 W    or     40.31500000  -77.54527778

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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 19 miles to Blain.  Turn left in Blain on Rt 274 and travel 2.5 miles.  Turn left on Mt. Pleasant Road (T304).  The bridge which spans Sherman’s Creek is 0.2 miles 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.