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Eastvale Bridge - Eastvale Borough PA

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The original Fetterman or Eastvale Bridge was built in 1880 to connect Beaver Falls with the community of Fetterman (later Eastvale), named after attorney Nathaniel P. Fetterman (1804-1877). It was operated as a toll bridge for most of its existence and was is bad shape when it was finally replaced with a new span that opened alongside it in 1963. The old bridge (shown above) was slowly dismantled and scrapped. (c1964) Full Size


The original Fetterman Bridge opened in the 1880’s to connect Fetterman (later known as Eastvale) to the College Hill section of Beaver Falls. It was replaced with the modern Eastvale Bridge (pictured above) that opened on Friday, November 22, 1963. (Jul 2009) Full Size


The new bridge, which carries Rt. 588 across the Beaver River, opened on the same day that U.S. President John F. “Jack” Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, TX. It was soon renamed in his honor as the John F. Kennedy Memorial Bridge. (May 2012) Full Size


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  1. My uncle Joseph Scrivo fell through the bridge while rebuilding it on Sep 4 1963. I researched this at the Beaver Falls Library and found pictures and articles on microfiche from the News Tribune.

    Steven Burcik · 10/26/2013 09:30 PM · #