This bridge is one of several surviving plate girder highway bridges in Chester County. A number of these bridges, including this one, stand out for their use of handsome stone abutments, an interesting contrast to the simple riveted plate girder superstructure. This bridge is further noteworthy as a multi-span example.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2-span, 104'-long, steel thru girder bridge is an example of a common type and design with no innovative or distinguishing details. The bridge has pipe railings on top of the girders. Portions of the railings have been lost. The bridge is supported on stone abutments and pier with concrete caps. The wingwalls have stone parapets. Thru girder bridges have been in use since the mid-19th century and are a very common bridge type on highways and railroads. This example, built in 1928 by the county, has no unusual or noteworthy features. It is not distinguished by its setting, context, or technology.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a forested setting. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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