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Pickering Road Bridge

Pickering Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: 2008

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pickering Road Over Pickering Creek
Location
Rural: Chester County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1931 By Builder/Contractor: American Bridge Company of New York, New York

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Structure Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
14.8 Feet (4.51 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
15701505040315

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge no longer exists!

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This bridge was demolished and replaced!

This bridge is one of several surviving plate girder highway bridges in Chester County. A number of these bridges use of handsome stone abutments, which while not unusual in Chester County, is a generally unusual to find a plate girder resting on. This plate girder bridge, which sits on concrete abutments instead, is a far more typical example of a plate girder highway bridge. This bridge has been closed to traffic.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The bridge was field inspected because no bridge file was available at the time of file review. The one span, 62'-long thru girder bridge built in 1931 is supported on reinforced concrete abutments with wingwalls. The bridge with rolled floorbeams has a laminated timber deck (ca. 1980). Rivets have been replaced with high-strength bolts at the floorbeam connections. The bridge is an altered example of one of the most common bridge types in the state. The built-up thru girder type/design has been in widespread use since the mid- 19th century. The bridge is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms and woods. No buildings are visible from the bridge. It is located more than one-half mile north of the Middle Pickering Rural Historic District. It is not within the district's boundaries.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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