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Ewing Road Bridge

Ewing Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: November 11, 2012

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Ewing Road (PA-3044) Over East Branch Big Elk Creek
Location
Rural: Chester County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1928 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: T. G. Colesworthy

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
25 Feet (8 Meters)
Structure Length
28 Feet (9 Meters)
Roadway Width
17 Feet (5.18 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
15304400600715

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge looks like an all-concrete bridge, but it isn't It is a steel stringer bridge with its beams encased in concrete, with concrete abutments and railings to complete the look. The bridge retains historic integrity with no major alterations detected.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The one span, 28'-long, encased steel stringer bridge built in 1928 is supported on a concrete substructure and has paneled concrete parapets. Concrete encasement was favored because it provided protection for the steel and eliminated the need to periodically paint the beams. A representative example of one of the most common, mid-20th century bridge types and designs in the state, it has no innovative or distinguishing details. It is one of 639

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 setting does not appear to have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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