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MacIntire's Bridge

MacIntire's Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: February 16, 2009

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Township Road Over West Branch Big Elk Creek
Location
Rural: Chester County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1924 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
15 Feet (4.6 Meters)
Structure Length
36 Feet (11 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.4 Feet (5.3 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
15701503420297

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is an example of a 1920s reinforced concrete slab. It retains original solid concrete paneled railings and a bronze county plaque. The concrete has had a protective sealant placed on it, giving it a white appearance.

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Discussion of Bridge

The 2 span, 36'-long, reinforced concrete slab bridge with paneled parapets is supported on a concrete substructure. Built in 1924, 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 a rural area of active farms and scattered late-20th century residences. The bridge is located about 1/4 mile northwest of Lincoln University campus. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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