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Old Mill Road Bridge

Old Mill Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: April 8, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Old Mill Road (TR-455) Over Catawissa Creek
Location
Rural: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Concrete T-Beam, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1927 By Builder/Contractor: Pottsville Construction Company of Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
37 Feet (11.3 Meters)
Structure Length
79 Feet (24.1 Meters)
Roadway Width
24 Feet (7.32 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
30887

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge, with its lack of alteration, is a good representative example of a concrete t-beam of substantial size. Most concrete t-beams were short single span bridges in Pennsylvania, so in the state, this is a decent sized example. The bridge retains concrete paneled railings.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 2 span, 79'-long T beam bridge built in 1927 is supported on a reinforced concrete pier and abutments with wingwalls. It is finished with paneled concrete parapets. It is one of over 2351.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane unimproved road over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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