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This bridge is the smaller of two ancient stone arch bridges on this section of road. The bridges are significant for their very old construction dates, and for their good historic integrity. Be sure to review the Historic American Engineering Record documentation for a detailed discussion.
The bridges were built by Silas Harry. A number of the oldest stone arch bridges in Pennsylvania and Maryland are attributed to Silas Harry indicating that he was a prolific builder, and also built structures designed to stand the test of time.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 2-span 45'-long stone arch bridge with stone parapets is listed in the National Register. It is one of a pair of bridges at this crossing (28 4018 0070 0000) known as McClays Twin Bridges. A section of the northwest wingwall has been repointed and the stone coping replaced by concrete, otherwise there has been no change in the bridge's status since the previous survey. The bridge has dressed voussoirs, bullnose pier, and fieldstone spandrel walls and wingwalls with parapets. Alterations prior to the previous survey include grapevine repointing and pargetted intrados.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
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