Pennsylvania Route 624
|Maintained by PennDOT|
|Length:||13.370 mi (21.517 km)|
|South end:||PA 24 in Red Lion|
|PA 124 / PA 425 in Craley|
|North end:||PA 462 in Wrightsville|
Pennsylvania Route 624 (PA 624) is a north–south state route located in southern central Pennsylvania. The northern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 462 in Wrightsville near the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge that carries PA 462 across the Susquehanna River. Its southern terminus is at Pennsylvania Route 24 in Red Lion.
PA 624 begins at an intersection with PA 24 in the northern portion of the borough of Red Lion. Contrary to its south–north signage, PA 624 takes an easterly alignment as it exits the borough along East High Street and enters the borough of Windsor after a brief stay in Windsor Township. As Main Street, PA 624 runs east–west through the community before reemerging in Windsor Township as Craley Road.
At the Lower Windsor Township hamlet of Bittersville, a short distance east of the Windsor Township line, PA 624 begins to take on a northerly routing, turning to the northeast as it heads toward the hamlet of Craley.
In the center of Craley, PA 624 meets the eastern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 124 as well as the northern terminus of Pennsylvania Route 425. After passing through the intersection, PA 624 becomes New River Road. East of Craley, PA 624 retains its northeast routing to the hamlet of Long Level on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. At the southern edge of the community, PA 624 turns a full 90 degrees northward and merges with a local riverside road to become Long Level Road.
Between Long Level and Leibharts Corner, PA 624 parallels the west bank of the Susquehanna, remaining roughly 150 feet (46 m) from the edge of the river. At Leibharts Corner, however, PA 624 follows a prolonged S-curve to the west and north as it breaks from the river and follows a more inland and more mountainous route. The distance between PA 624 and the Susquehanna gradually diminishes, though, as the route enters Hellam Township and Wrightsville a short distance to the north.
Upon entering Wrightsville, the river comes back into clear view along the eastern edge of the route, which parallels the Susquehanna once again for six blocks, coming as close as 300 feet (91 m) to the river at times. Along the sixth block, PA 624 passes under PA 462, then makes a sharp 90 degree left hand turn to intersect PA 462 at the foot of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge.
The entire route is in York County.
|Red Lion||0.000||0.000||PA 24 (Main Street)|
|Lower Windsor Township||6.420||10.332||PA 124 west (Abels Road) / PA 425 south (New Bridgeville Road) – East Prospect, New Bridgeville||Eastern terminus of PA 124, northern terminus of PA 425|
|Wrightsville||13.370||21.517||PA 462 (Lincoln Highway) – York, Columbia|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi