Suspension bridges are unusual in Pennsylvania's countryside. This single-span bridge, approximately three hundred feet long, has simple steel towers with eyebars, instead of cables, as the principal suspension members. The deck is suspended from the eyebars with angle and lattice members. The New York firm that erected the bridge also designed the Walnut Street Bridge (1890) in Harrisburg. English Center was named after John English Jr., who arrived in this mountainous area in 1831. Initially named Little Pine Creek, the village was renamed in 1856 when lots were laid out. It is surrounded by state game lands.
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