This bridge is one of a number of 20th Century bridges in Chester County that feature stone abutments. Outside of this region, stone was not commonly used in the 20th Century with concrete being the dominant material.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2 span, 86'-long, steel stringer bridge has steel railings, timber deck, and stone abutments and pier with concrete caps. The bridge built in 1939 is an example of the state highway department's standard-design steel stringer bridge for rural roads. The standard was established in 1931. The state paid for the construction of over 800 of these bridges statewide prior to 1936. Several earlier examples have been identified in Chester County. The 1939 bridge has no innovative or distinguishing details and is an example of the most common, mid-20th-century bridge type in the state. Neither the bridge nor its setting or context are historically or technologically noteworthy. It is one of over 4341
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area with scattered 20th-century residences. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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