1816 - Lewis Wernwag (architect) , Joseph Powell, and George C. Troutman contracted to erect bridge with four arches, 145 feet each, opposite Centre (later Market) street. Bridge was to same model that Wernwag designed and constructed over the Delaware at New Hope.
1817 - Nov 29 - Jacob Cist directed to prepare petition to State Legislature for aid.
1819 - Feb 17 - Bridge opened
1819 - Early March - Two stone piers, almost finished, swept away by ice freshet.
1819 - Zura Smith, gate keeper and toll keeper.
1819 - March 22 - Job Barton given contract to erect a toll house , 7 x 10, for $16.
1819 - Early May - Piers destroyed by ice freshet.
1819 - August 12 - Luther Thurston and Erastus Hill contracted to rebuild bridge.
1820 - January 1 - Bridge re-opened.
1820 - January - Jacob Tuttle toll-keeper.
1821 - March 8 - Resolved to impose a fine of $5 for fast driving on the bridge.
1821 - April 2 - Resolved that all teams laden exclusively with lumber for a Methodist meeting house to be built in Wilkes- Barre the ensuing season pass tbe bridge toll tree.
1821 - May 7 - Lord Butler elected president.
1821 - May 25 - President, managers and treasurer given the privilege of passing the bridge on foot, on horseback or in carriage, toll tree, together with any person or persons riding In carriage with them. Ministers of all denominations allowed to pass and repass to attend religious meetings free from toll.
1821 - June 20 - Contract with Robert B. Ward for finishing and covering the bridge, to be done in six months, for $1,600.
1824 - Feb 14 - Very strong winds, lasting about five minute, swept bridge from its foundations and dashed it to pieces on ice.
1826 - May 1 - George Denison elected president.
1826 - February 22 - Rates of toll fixed for Individuals and their families, in their ordinary business, until 31st December, 1826, payable quarterly in advance, and upon failure of payment to be charged for tolls as usual:
William Church $8 William Banker $6 Enoch Sheir $12 Jacob Rice $20 John Smith, Plymouth, $12 Levi Hoyt Abel Hoyt William Hancock $8 each Elijah Loveland $12 Arnold Taylor $10 James Gallup $5 Dudley Atkins$12 David Peckins $15 Andrew Raub $10 Benjamin Dorrance $15 Isaac Carpenter $12 Oliver Helme $20 C. D. Shoemaker $10
1826 - May 1 - Elnathan Nieson appointed toll collector until toll house is built.
1826 - May 13 - Resolved that toll bouse be built with wings 16x20 extending from the main building back toward the wing walls of tbe bridge, with cellar under each.
1827 - May 7 - Ebenezer Bowman elected president
1829 - January 29 - Charles Keithline, intoxicated , fell through the bridge onto the ice and was instantly killed.
1829 - March 4 - Appropriate action upon the death of Ebenezer Bowman, president.
1829 - First Monday in May - G. M. Hollenback elected president.
1834 - Extensive repairs made.
1837 - April - Bridge sustained damage from floating ice.
1840 - February 22 - Enacted that no person or persons shall be permitted to smoke any cigar or pipe or any other substance containing fire, or to carry any instrument or thing containing fire, on the bridge, without incurring for every such offense a fine of $5.
1843 - March 1 - Colonel Charles Dorrance elected manager to fill vacancy caused by electing A. C. Laning, secretary.
1843 - June 29 - Forty shares of stock, sold at public sale by commissioners of the commonwealth, purchased by the company at $26 per share.
1844 - March 11 - Tolls reduced as follows:
Four horse teams from 70 to 50 cents;
two horse from 40 to 30 cents;
tickets for two horse team, from 25 to 20 cents.
Ordered that after the next annual election the salary paid the secretary be discontinued and that be have the use of the bridge for light crossing free of charge.
1848 - August 12 - Managers and officers given free toll for themselves and friends with them.
1861 - Spring - Bridge nearly lifted from piers by spring freshet
1865 - Flood damage
1866 - December 8 - Hon. Ziba Bennett elected president to fill vacancy caused by death of George M. Hollenback.
1872 - April 1 - O. Hemstreet became toll collector and has been in continuous service ever since.
1878 - November 30 - Col. Charles Dorrance elected president to fill vacancy caused by tbe death of Hon. Ziba Bennett.
Later improvements were the erection of the present handsome toll house and residence at the entrance of the bridge, the partial macadamizing of the flats road, lighting of the thoroughfare by natural gas and the reduction of tolls to tbe minimum.