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Rhodes Mill Bridge

Shorb Mill Road Bridge

Rhodes Mill Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth and Rick McOmber

Bridge Documented: July 10, 2008 and July 15, 2011

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Shorb Mill Road Over Middle Creek
Location
Rural: Adams County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1905 By Builder/Contractor: Nelson and Buchanan of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
82 Feet (25 Meters)
Structure Length
84 Feet (26 Meters)
Roadway Width
12.8 Feet (3.9 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
1720603293005

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Bridge Documentation

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This bridge is a complete, and beautiful example of a small polygonal Warren pony truss. It retains excellent historic integrity. Handsome stone abutments which include parapets in the wingwall design also include a marble plaque, in addition to the builder plaque on the truss. The marble plaque lists John A. Collins as the contractor, and also lists county commissioners. The builder plaque highlights Nelson and Buchanan as builder and cites their two locations, Chambersburg and Pittsburg [sic].

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The 1-span, 84'-long, rivet-connected Warren pony truss bridge with a polygonal top chord has been determined eligible by PHMC (DOE 11/4/96)

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a one lane road over a stream in a rural area of active 19th farms.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: Yes

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