Then and Now: Answer Edition

Did you correctly identify last week's photo?

As we've come to expect, Phoenixville Patch readers knocked last week's Then and Now out of the park, as a handful of you correctly answered Knox Bridge. None were quicker though than user Mom of One. Congrats to her on her first Then and Now win.

Below, courtesy of The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area, is some information on the bridge.

The Knox Bridge is located in Valley Forge Park at the intersection of Valley Creek (Route 252) and Yellow Springs Roads.

The first bridge over Valley Creek was built in 1851 by Ferdinand Wood for $843. It was washed away in July 1865. The present bridge was built by R. Russell for $1,179. This unusual bridge design has horizontal siding pierced by mid-wall windows.

The bridge underwent restorations in 1960, 1994 and most recently in August 2012 at a cost of $50,000.


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