Bridge over the Pennepack.

Item Info

Item No: pdcc00583
Title: Bridge over the Pennepack.
Media Type: Scrapbooks
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Depicts a picturesque view of a stone bridge spanning Pennypack Creek. Men and women are shown fishing from the water's edge as a covered wagon crosses the bridge.

This historic bridge, which carries Frankford Avenue over Pennypack Creek in the Holmesburg section of the City, was built in 1697. It is the oldest roadway bridge still in use in the United States.

Call Number: A917.481 P536 v.7
Creator Name: Gilbert, George, active 1818-1836 - Artist
Breton, William L. - Engraver
Castner, Samuel, Jr., 1843-1929 - Compiler