This bridge was unusual as a concrete encased stringer and it had a brick deck as well. This bridge was on the verge of demolition (equipment on site) when photographed.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single span, 56'-long and 31.5' wide, encased steel stringer bridge built in 1928 is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. It is finished with concrete balustrades with flared balusters. The wearing surface is brick. Concrete encasement was used to protect the steel and eliminated the need to periodically paint the beams. It is a detail that was used since the early 1900s, and this county designed bridge is not an early or distinguished example of its technology. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road and 1 sidewalkover a stream in an area of undistinguished, early-20th century houses and modern offices, and commercial buildings. It is not a potential historic district.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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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