Bridge in Cumberland Township

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Not to be confused with Alfred Cunningham Bridge.
Cunningham Bridge
Bridge in Cumberland Township.jpg
Cunningham Bridge in 1982
Coordinates 39°45′27″N 77°17′6″W / 39.75750°N 77.28500°W / 39.75750; -77.28500
Carries Cunningham Road
Crosses Marsh Creek
Locale Greenmount, Adams County, PA
Maintained by PennDOT
Design mainspan is the "first example" of a Baltimore truss[1]:2002
Total length 256 feet (78 m)
Width 13 feet, 8 inches
Load limit 3 tons
Clearance above 11 feet, 7 inches
Closed 1990
Bridge in Cumberland Township
Bridge in Cumberland Township is located in Pennsylvania
Bridge in Cumberland Township
Area 0.9 acres (0.36 ha)
Built 1894
Architect Nelson & Buchanon[citation needed]
NRHP Reference # 88000866[2]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The Cunningham Bridge[1] is an historic place on the national register in Adams County, Pennsylvania, near Greenmount, Pennsylvania, United States. The three-section iron bridge spans west-to-east from Franklin Township to Cumberland Township and is the oldest example of a Baltimore truss.[1] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as "Bridge in Cumberland Township" in 1988 despite being in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania.[2][3]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Cunningham Bridge" (Google News Archive listing). Gettysburg Times. Times and News Publishing Company. Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  2. ^ a b c National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Patricia A. Remy (July 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bridge in Cumberland Township" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  4. ^ a b "Adams County". Retrieved 2010-01-30. 
  5. ^ a b Burger, T.W. (August 18, 1996). "tbd". Evening Sun.  (available at the Adams County Historical Society)