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Larkin's Mill, Chester County

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Inventory Number: PA/38-15-11
County: Chester County
Township: Upper Uwchlan
Bridge Name: Larkin's Mill
Crosses: Marsh Creek
Truss type:
Roadway Width:
Built: 1854
When Lost: 1881
Cause: Replaced
Latitude: N40 03.63
Longitude: W075 43.33
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Directions: About one mile north of Dorlan.
Comments: Chester County #128.
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In 1972 it was moved by Mullen and Ranalli, House Movers of New Jersey at a cost of $19,200.00 in 1972, without dismantling it, slightly over one mile to the north to span an intermittent tributary of Marsh Creek. Concrete foundations were prepared at an additional cost of $6,685.00 about 1,200 feet east of Milford Road near its dead end at the reservoir in Upper Uwchlan Township. During its 35 year existence at the site, it never was fully accessible. The visitor had to fight through weeds and briers, then climb up into the bridge. Beginning in 2006, it was moved to the present site to span an intermittent man made tributary of Pickering Creek.

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