• Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.
      Learn about the conditions that led to Frank Furness' most incredible masterworks, including the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts seen here, on Wednesday.

Holmesburg celebrates historic Pennypack Creek Bridge

  • On October 13th hundreds gathered to celebrate the new marker commemorating the history Pennypack Creek Bridge in Holmesburg. | Jessica Lopez


  • Pennypack Creek Bridge, built in 1697. | Jessica Lopez


Take Frankford Avenue over the Pennypack Creek in Holmesburg and you've just traveled on the nation's oldest stone-arch bridge - the very same bridge that carried American and French troops en route to Yorktown, VA during the Revolutionary War. The 315-year-old bridge's history is more visible thanks to a new blue state historical marker.

On October 13 the Holmesburg Civic Association, Friends of Pennypack Park, representatives of the Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail, elected officials, and residents commemorated the marker's dedication with a celebration at the bridge.

Jessica Lopez and Lucia Volpe were on hand to capture the celebration, reporting  for NEast Philly and Philadelphia Neighborhoods, and created this video:

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