This is a traditional example of a stone arch bridge.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
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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