This bridge is a very unusual bridge which has a red brick ring and stone spandrel walls. While other examples of this type of construction exist in Pennsylvania, brick and stone arch bridges are very uncommon with all-stone bridges being far more common. This particular example has a somewhat crude appearance to it, due to the rough appearance of the stones. The color of the stones contrast nicely with the brick however, making the bridge visually pleasing. While the original parapet railings have been lost, the majority of the bridge is original and unaltered. The perhaps overly judgmental Historic Bridge Inventory makes it sound like half the spandrel wall has been replaced, however it appears that perhaps only the top course of stone was replaced with concrete.
The National Bridge Inventory lists a 1930 construction date which appears to be incorrect.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The bridge carries one lane of traffic over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The 1-span, 29'-long brick arch bridge has stone spandrel walls and abutments. The bridge, which dates in style from ca. 1900, has lost its historic integrity because of removal of the parapets and upper portions of the spandrel walls. W-beam guiderails have been added with posts embedded in concrete curbs (ca. 1980). Better examples of early 20th century brick arch bridges have been identified in the county and region (50722104664004). The builder of this bridge is undocumented in state records. The altered bridge is not distinguished by its setting or context.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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