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Waterville Bridge

Waterville Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Nathan Holth

Bridge Documented: November 2, 2019

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Appalachian Trail Over Swatara Creek
Location
Rural: Lebanon County, Pennsylvania: United States
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1890 By Builder/Contractor: Berlin Iron Bridge Company of East Berlin, Connecticut

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
1985
Main Span Length
220.8 Feet (67.3 Meters)
Structure Length
220.8 Feet (67.3 Meters)
Roadway Width
Not Available
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
Not Applicable

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This bridge was relocated and preserved for pedestrian use, and is one of only three rare lenticular truss bridges in the country that use a Warren truss configuration. The Warren truss variation was used by the Berlin Iron Bridge Company for the longest spanning examples of the patented lenticular truss design. The bridge was originally located at Waterville, Pennsylvania (41.309743, -77.362800).

Above: Replacement bridge at previous bridge location. Photo Credit: Marc Scotti

Above: Interpretive signage at previous bridge location. Photo Credit: Marc Scotti

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Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
40.480299,-76.531840

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