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Fallingwater Bridge

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Fallingwater Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: May 5, 2013

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Pedestrian Walkway Over Bear Run
Location
Rural: Fayette County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Concrete Slab, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1936 By Builder/Contractor: Unknown and Engineer/Design: Frank Lloyd Wright

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
Not Available
Structure Length
Not Available
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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View The National Register of Historic Places Nomination For Fallingwater

This bridge was built as part of the famous Fallingwater residence that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The bridge, also designed by Wright is one of only two known bridges designed by the famous architect. Taken as a bridge alone, the structure is unusual, simple, and very plain in appearance. Solid concrete parapets seamlessly transition into the superstructure creating a single uninterrupted concrete wall. In contrast to the simple appearance of the concrete, the bridge sits on handsome stone abutments. These details when taken by themselves, seem both uninteresting and unusual. However, when viewed alongside the Fallingwater house itself, the appearance and design of the bridge makes sense, and harmonizes beautifully with the building. The bridge is designed to seem like an extension of the house itself,

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