06 November 2015

On This Day: Beaver Creek bridge to be finally built

A contract to erect a bridge across the Beaver Creek at Refton was finally awarded On This Day in 1882. The bridge had been out for about four months and people have been driving through the creek. At night this would be a dangerous trip. The contract was awarded to B. F. Herr and S. M. Miller. While Herr and Miller were not the lowest bidders, they did agree to keep the bridge maintained for five years.

Refton is located in Southern Lancaster County. 

Lancaster Daily Intelligencer. (Lancaster, PA), 6 November 1882. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress.  

On This Day is a prompt to further explore historical events.

© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2015
Locations listed are located in Pennsylvania (USA), unless otherwise noted in post.