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Wrightsville is a historic town in York Township, Pennsylvania.


Wrights Ferry Bridge (Route 30, in front) and the Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge (behind). Wrightsville is on the right side of the Susquehanna River.

Wrightsville was founded in 1732 by John Wright. It was once home to the largest covered bridge in the world, however it was destroyed by water damage in 1814. George Washington reportedly considered Wrightsville as a possible location for America's capital, though this distinction was later given to Washington, D.C.

Get in[edit]

PA Route 30 is nearby.

Get around[edit]

Map of Wrightsville


The Presbyterian Church and other buildings in the Wrightsville Historic District
  • Burning of the Bridge Diorama.
  • Wrightsville Historical Society.
  • Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge (officially the Veterans Memorial Bridge). This landmarked bridge was completed in 1930.





  • Rivertowne Restaurant & Bar.


  • Schopfs Motel And Seasonal Produce.

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Routes through Wrightsville
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