Save The Sheepford Road Bridge

This virtual presentation takes place on Monday, March 28th at 6:00 PM and can be viewed on Historic Harrisburg Association’s FaceBook page.  You do not have to have a FaceBook account  – just click on this link:  (1) Historic Harrisburg Association | Facebook    You can also view the presentation by visiting  https://historicharrisburg.org/educational-programs/ .


For more information visit:

https://www.visithersheyharrisburg.org/event/detail/virtual-program%3A-the-bridges-she-built%3A-womens-role-in-creating-and-restoring-historic-bridges/22020/

The results from Bridgehunter’s Chronicle’s 2021 Bridgehunter Awards are officially in!


The Historic Bridges of  Keeseville, NY took first place in Endangered Truss & Bridge of the Year categories with over 12,000 votes, receiving the Gold Medal in both categories. 

Sheepford Road Bridge was awarded:

Silver Medal – for  Endangered Truss (Second Place!)
Bronze Medal –   for Bridge of the Year (Third Place!)

Thanks to all who voted!


Here’s something YOU can do to support the Sheepford Road Bridge !


The Sheepford Road Bridge has been nominated for two Bridgehunter’s Chronicle Awards – Endangered Truss Bridge and Bridge of the Year. These are international awards and our little bridge is nominated in the same categories as the Waterloo Bridge in London and various bridges in Africa, Canada, and the USA.
There is an opportunity for the public to vote and we encourage you to do so by visiting the link below where you will find directions on how to proceed. 

If you’d like to go straight to the ballots for the Sheepford Road Bridge, visit the link below and scroll down to Endangered Truss.  Click on “To access the ballot, click “Here.” Select the Sheepford Road Bridge.  Follow the same process for Bridge of the Year, which is located right under the Endangered Truss category. 

We hope you will join us in supporting the Sheepford Road Bridge.  As we continue to advocate for our bridge, awards such as these help to elicit the attention, awareness and action it deserves.
Thank you!


THE COVER OF THE SENTINEL!

Funding sought for project to restore Sheepford Road Bridge into bicycle and pedestrian crossing

The final application for PennDot TASA funds for Sheepford Road Bridge has been submitted.  If funded, the project will restore the bridge for pedestrian use.

A MILESTONE FOR OUR BRIDGE !

Cumberland, York counties exploring grant to rehabilitate Sheepford Road Bridge for pedestrians

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https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/07/cumberland-york-counties-exploring-grant-to-rehabilitate-sheepford-road-bridge-for-pedestrians.html


Our June 2nd event commemorating the placement of the Sheepford Road Bridge on the Cumberland County Register of Historic Places far exceeded our expectations.  Almost 100 attendees, including PA Treasurer Stacy Garrity, Congressman Scott Perry, Rep. Sheryl Delozier and more!


Below is the video by Videographer/Journalist  Bill Keisling, which includes all speeches.

Here are some links to the media coverage:

https://local21news.com/news/local/old-bridge-gets-new-designation-as-preservation-efforts-continue

https://www.abc27.com/news/local/cumberland-county-bridge-preserved-in-history/

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2021/06/bridge-built-in-1887-added-to-county-register-of-historic-places-thanks-to-local-campaign.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_opDzCfVKgc


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WE ARE BRIDGING THE GAP!
Please take a moment to read these articles.

https://www.pennlive.com/news/2020/10/cumberland-county-considers-future-of-historic-bridge.html

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2020/09/30/sheepford-road-bridge-decision-expected-next-week-county-official-says/5868394002/

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2020/09/16/study-poses-major-setback-group-lobbying-save-sheepford-road-bridge/5817137002/

We are shifting gears to focus on fundraising.
STAY TUNED!!!!!!!

We are grateful for the support we have received in the quest to save the Sheepford Road Bridge, built in 1887 by the Phoenix Iron Company of Phoenixville, PA and rated 9 out of 10 in historic and technological significance by historicbridges.org, due to its Phoenix Columns. Gustav Eiffel saw plans for the never built Centennial Tower which used Phoenix Columns, and later credited Phoenixville Iron engineer Samuel Reeves for inspiration for the Eiffel Tower. 
Cumberland and York County Commissioners have allowed us until October, 2022 to seek a new owner and funding sources to preserve the bridge. 

We are extremely grateful for this RARE opportunity to SAVE OUR BRIDGE!
We know we will be successful! Stay tuned to see how you can help!  

To make a donation visit: westshorehistoricalsociety.org/donate

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