PHILADELPHIA’S PENCOYD IRON WORKS – Forging Along the Schuylkill River.
Publisher: The History Press, 8/31/2020. ISBN: 9781467143059 by Kevin Righter.
Kevin Righter was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attended Haverford and Bryn Mawr Colleges, the University of Michigan, and the University of California–Berkeley. His family is from the Philadelphia area dating back to 1680s (he is the ninth generation). His great-grandfather, Walter Righter, worked at Pencoyd Iron Works for nearly fifty years from 1885 to 1933, first as a mechanic, then as a supervisor and finally as superintendent of motive power. Righter now works for NASA and lives in Houston.
Click on “A Look Inside the Book” to read up to page 144. Chapter 3, pages 28-32, cover Pencoyd’s iron bridge building prior to the Civil War by John W. Murphy & Squire Whipple. The Beale Wagon Road bridge work is described beginning on page 30. (Most material taken from sources we have previously noted.)