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Browers Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: 2008

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Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mansion Road (PA-4039) Over South Branch French Creek
Location
Rural: Chester County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1904 By Builder/Contractor: P. J. McCormick and Son of West Chester, Pennsylvania and Engineer/Design: Nathan R. Rambo
Rehabilitation Date
1986
Main Span Length
25.0 Feet (7.6 Meters)
Structure Length
27.0 Feet (8.2 Meters)
Roadway Width
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
Inventory Number
15403900200000

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This bridge is a small but unaltered example of Chester County's unusual stone arches with brick arch rings. The bridge is listed as a publically owned bridge, but apparently a local private farm cared enough for bridge that they paid PennDOT to preserve the bridge, rather than allow politics as usual and broken federal bridge funding systems to let the bridge's maintenance and repair be deferred, which results in structure deterioration.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The one-span, 27'-long brick arch bridge with stone spandrels and parapets is listed in the National Register. The bridge was built in 1904 by P. J. McCormick & Son. In 1986, the privately owned Redding Furnace Farm under agreement with PennDOT paid to have the arch repointed and acid washed.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms. The bridge is on the Redding Furnace Farm which was listed in the National Register on 7/30/1987. The farm is listed separately from the bridge.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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