Sometimes it seems like PennDOT just goes out of its way to make life miserable for anyone who likes historic bridges. Whether it is demolishing a historic bridge that is not in the way of its replacement bridge on new alignment, or covering up essential builder information on this railroad overpass, nobody knows how to ruin the historic bridge experience better than PennDOT. Take this bridge for example. The spandrels of the concrete arch railroad overpass had the construction date cast into the spandrel. The date is 1903, indicating this is an early surviving concrete arch bridge. Below, additional text was also cast info the bridge, presumably listing the engineer and/or builder for the bridge. Nobody today knows however, because the vertical clearance sign was mounted right on top of the text! How insensitive and downright ignorant! The sign could easily have been mounted next to the text, so that both builder text and clearance sign could be read.
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