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Trexler Bridge
Berks Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1841
Township: Albany Twp. | Watersource: Ontelaunee Creek.


Trexler Bridge
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/05/2006

The stone-arched bridge was built in 1841 to carry the Old Philly Pike over the Ontelaunee Creek.

Trexler Bridge
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/05/2006

The Old Philly Pike was built after the 1750's to roughly parallel the upper drainage of Pine Creek, to the northwest.

Trexler Bridge
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/05/2006

The crossing at Ontelaunee Creek was a fording until the new stone bridge was built in 1841, necessitated by heavy use of the ford by travelers of all kinds.

Trexler Bridge
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 11/05/2006

The bridge is still open to traffic.GPS: 40* 38.09'N, 75* 51.33'W 423'/129 meters New Tripoli Quadrangle

We praise Thee, O God, for Thy Spirit of Light, Who has shown us our Savior and scattered our night. "Revive Us Again" by William Mackay 1839-1885
(From the Nazarene hymnal - Sing to the Lord)
Directions: The old Philly Pike crossing of Ontelaunee Creek just east of Pa 143 at Trexler. It is the next crossing north of Pa 737.
 
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