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Beaver Railroad Overpass

Beaver Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Railroad (Norfolk Southern)
Beaver: Beaver County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: Cummings Structural Concrete Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Robert A. Cummings)

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
4 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

View A Historical Paper About Concrete Presented By Robert A. Cummings

View A Historical Catalogue Entry For Cummings Structural Concrete Company

This bridge is an attractive looking concrete arch bridge. It is historically significant as an early surviving concrete arch bridge. It was built by Robert A. Cummings as cast into the bridge. Cummings ran the Cummings Structural Concrete Company of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and appears to have been an early proponent and builder of reinforced concrete structures. He held at least one patent for concrete reinforcing.

The bridge carried what was originally the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, at the time the bridge was built, under direction of Chief Engineer J. A. Atwood


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