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Simmons Road Bridge

Simmons Road Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Elaine Deutsch

Bridge Documented: 2016

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Simmons Road Over Scioto Creek
Location
Lower Frederick Township: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Stone Segmental Deck Arch, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1915 By Builder/Contractor: James M. Smith

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
17 Feet (5.2 Meters)
Structure Length
38 Feet (11.6 Meters)
Roadway Width
19.7 Feet (6 Meters)
Spans
2 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
27922

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Bridge Documentation

This is a traditional example of a stone arch bridge.

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Discussion of Bridge

The 2-span, 34'-long stone arch bridge is laid up in rubble coursed field stone spandrel walls and parapets that contrast with the matched ring stones. The parapets have concrete capstones. The intrados was coated with concrete using board forming. The bridge is a late and undistinguished example of a bridge type that is common in the county and region, and it is not historically or technologically significant. There are 50 stone arch bridges dating from 1789 to 1919 in the county. It was built by James M. Smith, a prolific builder of stone arch bridges in the county.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area. Modern tract houses are located at two quadrants of the bridge. The Rosenberg Dairy, whose pasture lands are located at two quadrants of the bridge, has only two older buildings visible in the farm complex, including an altered 19th century, stuccoed dwelling and a large frame barn. The majority of the complex is made up of late twentieth century agricultural buildings. The setting does not appear to have historic district potential.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No


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