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Bridgefest 2018

Bridgefest 2018

  • Dates: October 20, 2018
  • Region: Carlisle
  • Address: 599 Zion Rd, Carlisle, PA 17015
  • Time: 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Bridgefest 2018 is both a hands-on workshop with an educational opportunity that is also a celebration. We are celebrating preserving this historic bridge as a heritage bridge park.

Wanted: 4-6 masons or apprentices that want to have a training session with and Andy DeGruchy. There is a cost for the training workshop. Masons will learn about repairing an 1880 stone abutment by removing earlier concrete repairs, assessing damage and designing strategies for the Scope of Work and Estimate for the repair to the abutments. Repointing and continuing to remove loose materials will be the task of the day. The base of the bridge is the first in the steps for preservation for this bridge. The cost for the training by is $275. Sign Up at and follow the links. Your donation is a tax deductible.

Interested students or any locals that may want to watch, listen and learn a craft can also have the opportunity to learn from master craftsmen some tried and true masonry techniques and be a part in the preservation of this historic bridge. Please sign up on our web site.

2:30 pm Saturday afternoon we will be tapping and tasting Craighead Steel Truss (by donation) this is an IPA brewed by Cold Springs Brewing with hops grown on site by Zion Hop Farm! There will be food & music on site.

Other activities through the afternoon will be:
Yellow Breeches Creek Fly Fishing / Casting Demonstration and Lessons by TCO Fly Shop
Chain saw carving by Ablen Arbor Works
Sawing/milling of salvaged logs (June Wind Storm) into live edge slabs for the Craighead Bridge project. Slabs will be available for purchase for benches, table and bar tops.
Silent auction items, raffles and door prizes to raise funds for engineering and masonry restoration
Donations accepted and greatly appreciated. If you have questions or want to participate call:
Wes Tate - Site Manager at 717.609.5615 /
Julie Bowers at 641.260.1262 /

Bridgefest 2018
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