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2nd Street Bridge

2nd Street Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: January 28, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
2nd Street (Bloomfield Avenue) Over Little Buffalo Creek
Location
Newport: Perry County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Structure Length
40 Feet (12.19 Meters)
Roadway Width
22 Feet (6.71 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
50721104424001

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a traditional stone arch bridge. It retains excellent historic integrity with no noteworthy alterations visible. It contributes to the Newport Historic District along with the two other stone arch bridges in Newport. The National Bridge Inventory claims the bridge was built in 1920, while the Historic Bridge Inventory claims the bridge is ca. 1895. The Newport Historic District Nomination claims the bridge is ca. 1900. The reality appears to be that nobody really knows when the bridge was built!

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1-span, 40'-long stone arch bridge with dressed red sandstone voussoirs is supported on stone abutments. It has semi-coursed rubble masonry spandrel walls and parapets with an arched profile. The date of construction and builder of the bridge are undocumented by available records. The bridge dates by style to ca. 1895. The bridge is historically significant as a contributing resource to the potential Newport historic district. The NR-nomination specifically mentions the bridge as a contributing resource. The bridge dates from the district's period of significance and is associated historically with the significant themes of transportation and commerce.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane street over a stream on the south side of Newport Borough. Newport is a NR-listed historic district (3/12/99), noteworthy for its historic role as a local milling and shipping center. The district includes residential, commercial, and industrial buildings dating from ca. 1840 to 1920. The district boundary is the south bank of the creek and entirely includes the bridge. The late-20th-century garage at the bridge's southwest quadrant is excluded from the district boundary (see map attached to nomination).

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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