This bridge is a small example of a concrete arch bridge. The structure is simple in appearance with no elaborate ornamentation. It does however retain good historic integrity.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 60'-long closed spandrel reinforced concrete elliptical arch is finished with plain concrete parapets. It is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. Reinforced concrete arches were in widespread use in the state by the 1910s, and this bridge built in 1922 for the county is a late example of a common bridge type. The state and county have many earlier, longer, and more architecturally distinguished examples of reinforced concrete arches. The contractor who built the bridge is undocumented in state inspections records, and it has no known significant historic associations. The bridge is not distinguished by its setting, technology, or context.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area with scattered 20th-century residences and active farms. The bridge is approximately 1/4 mile from Lincoln University. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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