HistoricBridges.org Menu: HistoricBridges.org Menu:


We Recommend These Resources:
Bach Steel - Experts at historic truss bridge restoration.
Historic Bridge Finder App: Find Nearby Bridges

HistoricBridges.org: Bridge Browser

Beaver Railroad Overpass

Beaver Railroad Overpass

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: July 1, 2014

View Photos
and Videos
View Maps
and Links

Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Railroad (CSX) Over Railroad (Norfolk Southern)
Location
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
Spans
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

Divider

Photo Galleries and Videos: Beaver Railroad Overpass

 
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Original / Full Size Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery offers photos in the highest available resolution and file size in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer
View Photo Gallery
Bridge Photo-Documentation
Mobile Optimized Photos
A collection of overview and detail photos. This gallery features data-friendly, fast-loading photos in a touch-friendly popup viewer. Alternatively, Browse Without Using Viewer

View Maps
and Links

Divider
 
Home Top

Divider

About - Contact

© Copyright 2003-2019, HistoricBridges.org. All Rights Reserved. Disclaimer: HistoricBridges.org is a volunteer group of private citizens. HistoricBridges.org is NOT a government agency, does not represent or work with any governmental agencies, nor is it in any way associated with any government agency or any non-profit organization. While we strive for accuracy in our factual content, HistoricBridges.org offers no guarantee of accuracy. Information is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. Information could include technical inaccuracies or errors of omission. Opinions and commentary are the opinions of the respective HistoricBridges.org member who made them and do not necessarily represent the views of anyone else, including any outside photographers whose images may appear on the page in which the commentary appears. HistoricBridges.org does not bear any responsibility for any consequences resulting from the use of this or any other HistoricBridges.org information. Owners and users of bridges have the responsibility of correctly following all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, regardless of any HistoricBridges.org information.

Divider