This classic and largely unaltered plate girder overpass was demolished!
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single span, 75'-long, built up, partially encased, thru girder bridge built in 1913 is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. The bridge has cantilevered sidewalks with steel lattice railings. The thru girder bridge is an example of a very common bridge type with no individually distinguishing features or details. The bridge's significance is in association with the development of the PHMC-determined eligible PRR Main Line. It dates from the line's period of significance and it is associated with efforts to improve the safety and efficiency of the line by improving grade crossings. The bridge was designed by the railroad's engineering department.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane street with sidewalks over 2 active tracks carried in a cut. To the east are undistinguished, early 20th century vernacular houses. To the west are similar residences as well as mid- to late-20th-century commercial buildings. A modern, single story retirement complex is at the northwest quadrant. The Conrail line is the former Pennsylvania RR Main Line that has been determined eligible by PHMC (9/14/93). The line is significant for its historic role as an important east-west through route established in the 1850s.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
This historic bridge has been demolished. This map is shown for reference purposes only.
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