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This is an excellent example of a highway plate girder bridge that stands out for its lack of alteration. While the Historic Bridge Inventory dismissed most if not all plate girders as not historic, unaltered examples like this should be singled out as historically significance given the number of these bridges that have been altered or demolished. Often these girders lack plaques or have had barriers added to the interior of the girders.
Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory
Discussion of Bridge
The 1938, 2 simple span, built-up steel girder bridge is supported on horizontally scored concrete abutments with wingwalls and a cutwater pier. The bridge also has steel floorbeams and a reinforced concrete deck. The bridge is an example of a common type built by the railroad industry since the 1850s and used on vehicular highways since the late 19th century. The bridge has no innovative or distinguishing features, and is a comparatively late example of its type. Neither the bridge nor its setting or context is historically or technologically noteworthy.
Discussion of Surrounding Area
The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a sparsely developed, rural area with scattered early and middle 20th century residences. There is a T intersection just after the bridge.
Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No
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