The Plush Mill aka Memorial Bridge on Baltimore Pike about 1950. You are looking east toward Springfield Twp. across Crum Creek. The bridge opened in 1924 but was not dedicated till 1926.
NOTE: It is hard to imagine today that Baltimore Pike was THE route to go to Baltimore and Washington D.C. etc. before I-95 was built. Baltimore Pike was a two lane highway till 1958, when it was widened to four lanes. On the inside of this Memorial Bridge were two plaques to honor the dead from Delaware Co. in World War 1. When the bridge was widened , the plaques were put in storage for almost 60 years. They were re-erected at the entrance to Smedley Park in Springfield Twp. where you can see them today. The names on the two plaques are below. Please forgive any miss-spellings the newspaper was hard to read.
PLUSH MILL MEMORIAL SPAN OPENED TO PUBLIC TRAFFIC
Last Detour of County Wiped out This Morning When Barrier is Let Down on $200,000 Bridge
Hundreds of Autos Inaugurate Travel
Cadbury Chocolate, The Jersey Devil, and the 18th century transgender preacher
known as the Public Universal Friend have in common? They were all born
Quakers! This lecture will review the lives of some famous Quakers like
Lucretia Mott and Bayard Rustin, as well as less well-known Friends and some
learn about this and much more, join Aston Township Historical Society in
welcoming local historian Celia Caust-Ellenbogen of the Friends Historical
Library of Swarthmore College on Thursday, February 13th, 2020, at
7 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM so you can enjoy the new displays featuring the
many interesting Women of Aston and the patriotic Veterans from Aston at the
Aston Township Community Center located at 3270 Concord Road, Aston, PA