HISTORY OF DINGMANS FERRY, PA

HISTORY OF DINGMANS FERRY, PA

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BUILDING A BRIDGE FROM NEW JERSEY TO PENNSYLVANIA, BUT STARTED WITH A FERRY.

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ANDREW DINGMAN STARTS A FERRY RUN

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ANDREW DINGMAN, FOUNDER OF DINGMANS FERRY, BEGAIN FIRST SERVICE IN 1735. iT OPERATED CONTINUALLY FOR 100 YEARS, AND IN 1835, THE FIRST BRIDGE WAS BUILD AT THIS LOCATION. WHEN THE BRIDGES FAILED, THE FERRY WAS REESTABLISHED AND TRAVEL CONTINUED.  DINGMANS FERRY HAS SEEN FOUR BRIDGES SPANNING THIS SECTION OF THE SELAWARE RIVER. THE FIST WAS BUILD IN 1836, LASTED UNTIL 1847, WHEN HIGH WATER SWEPT THE MILFORD BRIDGE DOWNSTREAM INTO THE DINGMANS BRIDGE. A NEW ONE WAS ERECTED IN 1850, BUT ONLY LASTED FIVE YEARS, WHEN HIGH WINDS BLEW THE STRUCTURE DOWN. AFTER A YEAR, ANOTHER BRIDGE WAS BUILD, BUT VERY POORLY, LITERALLY FALLING APART IN 1862.  IN 1900 A FINAL BRIDGE WAS BUILT AND STILL STANDS TODAY. (COURTESY DF/DTHS).

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