This small concrete arch bridge appears to have been built to a county design.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single span, 51'-long, reinforced concrete deck arch bridge built in 1914 is finished with spandrel walls and parapets with oversized panels. The reinforced concrete arch bridge technology was introduced in Pennsylvania during the first decade of the 20th century and after 1910 it was ubiquitous. Over 200 pre-1916 examples have been identified with more than 55 from before 1910. This example is one of at least 10 similar bridges in York County from 1910 to 1920. It is not individually distinguished, however, it is located in and dates from the period of significance of a potential rural historic district along the Little Muddy Creek valley. It is contributing.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The 1 lane bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a pristine rural area of active farms. At the southeast quadrant is a ca. 1800 banked stone farmhouse. The other quadrants are wooded. A reconnaissance level survey of the area along Little Muddy Creek valley in the vicinity of the bridge indicates that it has the significance and integrity of a potential rural historic district with traditional agricultural settlement patterns, farmsteads, and a mill (Grove Mill). The area is characterized by predominantly 19th to early 20th century buildings with integrity.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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