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Rockledge Road Bridge

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Rockledge Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: April 23, 2021

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Rockledge Road (River Drive, TR-706) Over Schuylkill River
Location
Auburn: Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1903 By Builder/Contractor: Nelson and Buchanan of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
150 Feet (45.7 Meters)
Structure Length
152 Feet (46.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
17.4 Feet (5.3 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
30965

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Bridge Documentation

This is an outstanding example of a Parker truss built by a noted in-state builder.

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Discussion of Bridge

The 152' long pin connected Parker thru truss bridge was built in 1903 by Nelson & Buchanan. It is supported on ashlar abutments with wingwalls that are topped with stone parapets. The truss members are traditionally composed. The built up floor beams are original as are the lattice railings inside the truss lines. The bridge was built under the Act of 1895 that authorized state funding of bridges lost due to natural disasters. It is a complete and documented example of its type in an area that is not noted for its complete pin connected bridges.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries one lane of an unimproved road over a stream in a sparsely developed, forested setting.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes


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