Bridge across west branch, Susquehanna River, Williamsport, Pa.
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Bridge across west branch, Susquehanna River, Williamsport, Pa. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Bridges,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Williamsport (Pa.)

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Other titlesBridge across West Branch of Susquehanna River, Williamsport, Pennsylvania
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16137467M

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List of Susquehanna River crossings proceeding upstream from the river mouth at the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland, United States, generally northward through Pennsylvania toward the main branch headwaters in New West Branch crossings are listed afterward.. This list includes active road, railroad, foot, and trail bridges, dams, fords, ferries, and historic crossings.   WINFIELD -- The opening of a 4,foot bridge being built over the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in the Winfield area could be delayed for several years after it is completed in Through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on Conrail/former PRR. Duboistown Bridge [Map Street View] Lost through truss bridge over West Branch Susquehanna River on PA (Arch Street) in Williamsport Replaced by a new bridge . All of the towns along the Susquehanna River suffered to a greater or lesser extent by the three great floods which swept the West Branch Valley. The first, which occurred in , and which took out the West Milton bridge, was the least damaging of all. In Datesman’s store, it reached a depth of 18 inches in the storeroom.

About West Branch Susquehanna. Flowing miles total, the West Branch is one of two principal branches of the mighty Susquehanna River and a meandering and beautiful journey through the PA Wilds Lumber Heritage Region. Exploring the river by canoe or kayak will give you a glimpse at the remnants of the Pennsylvania Wilds’ logging history. The West Branch Susquehanna River is one of the two principal branches, along with the North Branch, of the Susquehanna River in the northeastern United States. The North Branch, which rises in upstate New York, is generally regarded as the extension of the main branch, with the shorter West Branch being its principal tributary. The West Branch of the Susquehanna is not a pristine river, but as Pennsylvania rivers go the West Branch is an excellent canoe camping river winding through the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania. On this river you will escape highways, houses and the busy .   In Williamsport, according to Shank, a major flood up river at Clearfield was telegraphed to the town early Friday, May 31 but it was not until 2 p.m. Saturday that the Susquehanna West Branch .

Along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River lived the Susquehannock people. The late Dr. Paul A.W. Wallace of Lebanon Valley College believed the tribe was an offshoot of the Iroquois. Wallace examines the life of the American Indians in his popular history “Indians in Pennsylvania.”. Susquehanna River Water Trail - West Branch Flowing miles from Cherry Tree to Sunbury, the West Branch forms the lifeblood linking what is now known as the Lumber Heritage region. Here, Pennsylvania's virgin timber was harvested throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries to supply lumber for shipbuilding, construction and coal mine props. The first or main path, after crossing the river at Shamokin, left it a short distance below the end of the Northum- berland bridge across the West Branch, and ascending the ravine, followed the present road for a few miles; then turning towards the river, it passed over the hill upon the Merrill place ; thence followed the river bank through.   Here the trail travels west atop the Levee next to the RR tracks with the West Branch Susquehanna River along your right. Travel underneath the Market Street Bridge (Route 15) and you'll come to a spur trail on your left that leads up to the bridge at miles. Continue straight passing by a series of informational signs.