Pennypack Bridge Historical Marker

Posted by on May 11, 2013 in Events | 0 comments

Pennypack Bridge Historical Marker

More than 200 years ago, soldiers of the Continental Army marched across the Pennypack Creek Bridge toward a monumental victory in Yorktown during the Revolutionary War. Saturday, neighbors marched across that very bridge to celebrate its historical marker, an honor that Fred Moore and the community of Holmesburg have worked so hard to achieve.

A celebration was held to commemorate the bridge, built in 1697. A section of Frankford Avenue between Ashburner Street and Solly Avenue was closed for the residents to walk across the bridge led by Scottish bagpiper Don Phillips and the Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard.

Moore, the chairman of the Bridge Celebration Committee and the former president of the Holmesburg Civic Association, unveiled the marker. The procession then moved into Pennypack Park where U.S. Rep. Bob Brady, Pa. Reps. Kevin Boyle and Michael McGeehan and Councilman Bobby Henon addressed the crowd of an estimated 500 people.

The entrance of the park was lined with tables where residents could buy snacks and merchandise, or hear more about the history of Pennypack Creek. Historic demonstrations were also performed throughout the event with re-enactors sharing stories of the Revolutionary War. Children were also invited to go on a scavenger hunt and given commemorative bandanas as a prize.

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