This is a traditional example of a stone arch bridge.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The single span, 34'-long stone arch bridge built in 1912 has varied size voussoirs and fieldstone spandrel walls and parapets. The parapets have replacement concrete coping, the intrados has been shotcreted, and the wingwalls and parapets have been heavily repointed (ca. 1980). According to county records, the bridge was designed by county engineer Charles A. Williams and built by contractor Francis Geesey. The bridge is a short, late and altered example of the traditional stone arch bridge technology that has been in use in the state since the colonial period. Over 350 examples have been identified statewide with approximately two-thirds dating to before 1900. More complete and distinguished examples in the county are BMS #'s 66 7220 0974 3202 and 66 4016 0020 2668.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 1 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms and scattered late 20th century residences. At the northwest quadrant is a chicken house and mobile home. The setting does not have the cohesiveness or integrity of a historic district.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Unorganized Photos
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