Jacobs Creek Finley Bridge

There is additional background information on the Internet about the nation’s first modern suspension bridge, which was designed and built across Jacobs Creek by James Finley in 1801.  Two YouTube videos by CB Bridges tell the story, the first giving details of Finley’s design, and the second showing the deduced location of the bridge, which no longer spans Jacobs Creek.

CB Bridges: Finley’s Chain Bridge Over Jacob’s Creek,
Part 1: The Missing Link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbLMkH5Akgg

 CB Bridges: Finley’s Chain Bridge Over Jacob’s Creek,
Part 2: Finding the Bridge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnCEoMGX59o

Our thanks to CassandraV for passing along the information!

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Karen researches the history and genealogy of the Overholt Family of West Overton, PA, publishing her work online at The Overholt Family Tree ~~ Karen's Branches.
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