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 Flood of '96 Photo Gallery

Selected Images of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Area During the Flood of '96


NOTE: These were my first attempts at scanning, so the photo resolution may not be up to par.


Photo #1
Unlike many of the floods that have hit the Susquehanna in recent memory, this one was compounded by ice present in the river. Here you can see some of this ice wedged up in a pier of the Harvey Taylor Bridge in Harrisburg.

Photo #2
This is the town of Duncannon, a few miles upstream on the Susquehanna from Harrisburg. Many smaller towns along the river faced flooding problems.

Photo #3
Front Street in Harrisburg. Flood waters deposited ice along most of this road, which runs parallel to the river.

Photo #4
View of RiverSide Stadium on City Island, home of the Class AA Harrisburg Senators. The stadium, team offices, and clubhouse (seen on the right hand side of the picture) were all damaged in the flood. However, the city of Harrisburg declared that the stadium will be ready for opening day. (and it was!)

Photo #5
Another view of Harrisburg, this time from Lemoyne, on the other shore of the river.

Photo #6
The Conodoguinet Creek, looking upstream from the Center Street bridge in Enola. This extreme ice condition could be found on nearly every PA stream during the flood event.

Photo #7
Another view of the Conodoguinet. Notice the distinct line in the ice and snow on the opposite bank. This indicated the high water mark.

Photo #8
Ice piled up along Front Street in Harrisburg near the old water treatment plant.

Photo #9
Looking at the West Shore from the Market Street Bridge. Notice the damage to the building at the center of the photograph. (Harrisburg Seaplane Base)

Photo #10
Another view of ice accumulation along Front Street in Harrisburg.

Photo #11
The damaged Walnut Street Bridge as seen from the Market Street Bridge. The span at the right of the photo has since fallen into the river.

Photo #12
Looking upstream on Sherman's Creek from U.S. Routes 11-15.

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