Plunketts Creek Bridge No. 3 was a rubble masonry stone arch bridge
over Plunketts Creek in Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming County, in
the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It was built between 1840 and 1875,
probably closer to 1840, when the road along the creek between the
villages of Barbours and Proctor was constructed. It was named as the
third bridge to cross the creek, and was 75 feet (23 m) long. Its arch
spanned 44 feet (13 m), and its deck was 18 feet 8 inches (5.69 m)
wide. It carried a single lane of traffic, about 450 vehicles a day in
1996. The lumber, leather, and coal industries used the bridge and its
road in the 19th century. These almost all left by the early
20th century, and the villages declined. The area the bridge served
reverted mostly to second growth forest and it was used to access
Pennsylvania State Game Lands and a state pheasant farm. Plunketts Creek
Bridge No. 3 was considered "significant as an intact example of mid-
19th century stone arch bridge construction", and was added to the
National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) on June 22, 1988. The bridge
was demolished after severe flood damage in January 1996, and it was
removed from the NRHP in 2002.
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