Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Worker's Body Buried in Concrete of Columbia Bridge

Lancaster Online [PA]
25 March 2014

Jack Brubaker

No body is buried in the concrete of the old Columbia bridge.

A long-time rumor is false that a worker died and was embedded in concrete as it was poured to create the Route 462 bridge across the Susquehanna River.

Columbian Jim Haug knows this because he spent more than three weeks looking at microfilmed copies of the Columbia News and Lancaster Intelligencer Journal. The newspapers ran from the time work began on the bridge May 12, 1929, to its dedication Nov. 11, 1930. […]