Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Burning of the Columbia Bridge (Pa) to be Commemorated

From the April 6, 2013, Lehigh Valley (Pa) Morning Call "Events celebrate burning of key Columboa bridge during Civil War" by Diane W. Stoneback.

The event will be called "Flames Across the Susquehanna"  and will take place from 7-10 PM June 28th, marking the 150th anniversary of the burning of the mile-long covered bridge over the Susquehanna River between Columbia and Wrightsville.

This was a big reason why the Confederates ended up going to Gettysburg as they were stopped from marching north or east.  Instead, they ended up in  Gettysburg and we all know how that turned out.

Starting at 7 PM, ceremonial fires will be lighted one at a time atop each of the remaining 25 piers.  The old bridge site lies alongside the current Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Wonder How Things Would Have Played Out Had the Bridge Not been Burned?  --Old Secesh

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