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Brandywine Creek Footbridge
Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber
Bridge Documented: May 30, 2010
Wilmington: New Castle County, Delaware: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
1 Main Span(s)
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This bridge is an uncommon and attractive example of a
suspension bridge constructed to carry non-motorized traffic. Bridges like this
are sometimes called swinging bridges, but this bridge, with is substantial pony
stiffening truss is more stable than some of the suspension footbridges that
gave rise to the idea of a swinging bridge. This bridge appears to retain decent
historic integrity. While the cables may have been replaced, the riveted
stiffening truss and riveted towers appear to be original and unaltered. As
such, this should be considered a historically significant bridge.
A photo of the former bridge
is available here.
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