This bridge is an unaltered example of a county designed concrete slab bridge. It has paneled railings and includes a bronze plaque. The bridge was found to be non-contributing structure of a Historic District because it was built after the period of significance. This may be the case, but its also worth noting that a nice looking 1920s bridge still will blend in with a Historic District a lot better than a modern replacement bridge would. Thus, even non-contributing bridges that are older and nicer looking than modern bridges should still be considered for preservation simply because they harmonize with the Historic District better even if they don't officially contribute.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2 span, reinforced concrete slab bridge built in 1923 has paneled parapets and is supported on a concrete substructure. It is an example of a very common bridge type that was used with great frequency from the late 1910s through the 1950s. It is one of over 750
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in an 18th and 19th century rural setting. The bridge is in the National Register listed Paradise Valley Historic District (12/24/92). The district's period of significance is from 1700 to 1899. Early-20th century residences are rated noncontributing.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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