|Posted by vaprs on October 17, 2009 at 10:40 AM||comments (2)|
Well we made an attempt to investigate the Crawford Rd bridge in Yorktown but the long arm of the law thought it would be better if we didnt stay around. The bridge itself is private property owned by the Parks Department and the road is patrolled heavily (on Friday nights esp) by Yorktowns finest. Apperently its a hot bed of teen activity. The area at night does have a spooky feel to it but as far as all the stories that surround it I have my doubts. The bridge is constructed out of cinder block. Being that cinder blocks were not invented till1913 by a Pennsylvia brick layer named Francis Straub, the time line of slave hangings and stories of death that surround it from the 1800 don't add up. This doesn't mean there was an old bridge that was reconstructed with modern materials by the park just that its dosent fit. Anyone have any insight into this? I cant find any documented history of the bridge or when it was constructed. Thoughts?