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Mennonite School Road Bridge

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Mennonite School Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: June 19, 2014

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Mennonite School Road Over Mill Creek
Location
Lancaster: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1890 By Builder/Contractor: Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
117 Feet (36 Meters)
Structure Length
117 Feet (36 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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Bridge Documentation

This bridge is part of the Lancaster Mennonite School and is owned by the school, therefore is not listed on the National Bridge Inventory. Length given is a rough estimate. This bridge is one of the best preserved and few surviving examples of the Variety Iron Works. This company was true to its name, with bridges only being a portion of the structures fabricated by the company. This bridge displays design details typical for the company including the pedimented struts, lattice instead of cover plate on the top chord, lattice portal bracing, built-up fishbelly floor beams, and gas pipe railings that pass through the vertical members. The design of the builder plaque is similar to those used by Buckeye Bridge Works another Ohio company that Variety Iron Works bought.

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