In nominating the present Columbia–Wrightsville Bridge as an engineering landmark, the Pennsylvania section of the American Society of Civil Engineers noted that it is "a splendid example of the graceful multiple-span, reinforced-concrete arched form popular in early 20th Century highway bridges in the United States." The bridge is designated State Route 462 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is also a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. Instead of being replaced by a name such as the Old Lincoln Highway, its name is a kept part of the historic Lincoln Highway in local naming, the nation's first transcontinental highway, connecting a series of local highways and stretching from New York City to San Francisco. The opening in 1940 of the cross-state Pennsylvania Turnpike, a part of Interstate 76,
Meet Tom F. Hermansader – Prolific Painter / Artist / Innkeeper
A native of Allentown, PA, Tom F. Hermansader has been painting the area’s most noted landmarks on canvas and paper for more than four decades. His realistic style captures the essence of “hometown” and has forever preserved both the old and the new of Lancaster City, Lancaster County, and more than a hundred other locations in and around Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Tom’s journey as an artist, from his artistic heritage and early work to his first successful painting, gallery showings, awards, and more.
A Bed & Breakfast with Artistry
See Tom’s paintings on display and experience the quaint ambiance and historic architecture of Hermansader’s Victorian Mansion in the unique river town of Columbia, PA.Learn More
View hundreds of images representing a lifetime of Tom's artwork... covered bridges, churches, schools, landscapes, historic buildings, florals, and more. Our title list is sure to thrill even the most discerning collector.View Full Gallery