Wright's Ferry Bridge

bridge_name= Wright's Ferry Bridge

also_known_as= Susquhanna River Bridge, Route 30 Bridge, Route 30 Intercounty Bridge
carries= U.S. Route 30
crosses= Susquehanna River
locale= Wrightsville, Pennsylvania and Columbia, Pennsylvania
design= reinforced concrete and steel; divided four-lane highway
mainspan=46 equal sections on 45 piers
open=November 21, 1972


The Wright's Ferry Bridge carries U.S. Route 30 over the Susquehanna River between Columbia, Pennsylvania and Wrightsville, Pennsylvania and is therefore considered a Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.

Also known as the Route 30 bridge, it was commissioned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the 1960s to relocate Route 30 and bypass the river towns of Wrightsville and Columbia. Construction started in March 1969 with G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. as the general contractor. It was completed in 1972 at a cost of $12,000,000 and opened November 21, 1972 under its present name (Wright's Ferry being one of Columbia's former names). It is constructed of reinforced concrete and steel and has 46 equal sections on 45 piers. U.S. Route 30 crosses it as a divided two-lane roadway. About a year after its opening, the bridge was shut down briefly so that an experimental weather-resistant coating could be applied to its roadway. Tolls were never collected on this bridge, the sixth to cross the river in this general location.

ee also

* List of crossings of the Susquehanna River


* "Columbia, the Gem", Bill Kloidt, Sr. 1994, Miffilin Press, Inc
* "Fire on the River, The Defense of the World’s Longest Covered Bridge and How It Changed the Battle of Gettysburg", George Sheldon, 2006, Quaker Hills Press, Inc. ISBN 0-9779315-0-1, 978-0-9779315-0-7.

External links

* http://www.rivertownes.org/Features/Crossings/Crossings.htm
* http://www.rivertownes.org/townes.htm

Crossings navbox
structure = Bridges
place = Susquehanna River
bridge = Wright's Ferry Bridge
bridge signs =
upstream = Shocks Mills Bridge
upstream signs = "Pennsylvania Railroad"
downstream = Pennsylvania Railroad Bridge
downstream signs = "Pennsylvania Railroad"

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