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Chatham Road Bridge

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Chatham Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: November 11, 2012 and March 8, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Chatham Road Over Branch White Clay Creek
Location
Rural: Chester County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1916 By Builder/Contractor: William P. Davis

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
29 Feet (9 Meters)
Structure Length
30 Feet (9 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.4 Feet (5.91 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
10259

Historic Significance Rating (HSR)

Bridge Documentation

View Archived National Bridge Inventory Report - Has Additional Details and Evaluation

This bridge is one of several bridges in Chester County noted for its handsome stone abutments (uncommon on 20th Century bridges) and also is noted for its unusual jack-arch deck. This bridge has lost its original railings but is otherwise unaltered. See the photo gallery for good photos of the jack arch deck.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 30'-long steel stringer bridge has concrete jack arch deck, stone abutments, and stone wingwalls surmounted by stone parapets. The original pipe railings have been removed and replaced by W-beam guide rails (ca. 1970). Built in 1916, the altered bridge is one of at least 14 steel stringer bridges with jack arch decks in Chester County. Concrete jarck arches were popular from the 1910s through the 1930s as an economical way of forming the deck and stiffening the bridge. Other similar examples have integrity of the original pipe railings or are located in historically distinguished settings.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, 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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