This is an unusual highway plate girder bridge. Pennsylvania had a standard plate girder design that was used on highways, but this is not one of those bridges. It may be built from salvaged railroad plate girders, or if it is not, it must be something designed at the local level, not to a standard design. This being the case, the 1925 construction date might refer to a relocation and conversion to highway use for this bridge's girders which could be older.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2 span, 142'-long built-up steel thru girder bridge is supported on a concrete substructure. The steel girder supports timber floorbeams and deck. Welded outriggers have been added. The ca. 1910 bridge is an example of a common bridge type that was developed and used by the railroads since the mid 19th century. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The single lane bridge carries a township road over the Schuylkill River in a wooded area well south of the developed portion of the borough of Landingville. There is a brick, mid-19th century farmhouse beyond the northeast quadrant of the bridge.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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