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Weigners Bridge

Weigners Bridge

Primary Photographer(s): Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Bridge Documented: January 20, 2010

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Key Facts

Facility Carried / Feature Intersected
Tollgate Road (PA-1022) Over Perkiomen Creek
Location
Rural: Berks County, Pennsylvania: United States
Structure Type
Metal Through Girder, Fixed
Construction Date and Builder / Engineer
1909 By Builder/Contractor: Schuylkill Construction Company and Engineer/Design: Charles F. Sanders

Technical Facts

Rehabilitation Date
Not Available or Not Applicable
Main Span Length
60 Feet (18.3 Meters)
Structure Length
62 Feet (18.9 Meters)
Roadway Width
17 Feet (5.18 Meters)
Spans
1 Main Span(s)
NBI Number
6102202901889

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This bridge is an intact example of a small through plate girder bridge. Pennsylvania built a significant number of highway plate girders, and this 1909 example is among the earlier examples. A structure that has stood for over 100 years and retains good historic integrity with no major alterations to the main girders noted, the bridge is noteworthy. Charles F Sanders was the engineer for the bridge, while Schuylkill Construction Company was the contractor.

The Pennsylvania Historic bridge Inventory failed to identify an acceptable number of Pennsylvania's surviving plate girder bridges as the best or earliest representative examples of this structure type which is no longer used on roadways today. Instead, nearly all were written off as not historic. This is a serious problem, since it it important to preserve the best or earliest representative examples of all historic bridge types.

Information and Findings From Pennsylvania's Historic Bridge Inventory

Discussion of Bridge

The bridge carries a 2 lane road over a stream in a rural area of active farms with many modern houses. There are some individually significant farms in the area, but there are too many modern intrusions for the area to have the cohesiveness and consistency for a rural historic district.

Discussion of Surrounding Area

The single span, 65'-long riveted thru girder bridge built in 1909 is supported by stone abutments. The concrete deck is supported by rolled stringers and floorbeams. The bridge has no innovative or distinctive details, and it is an example of a common bridge type. Neither the bridge nor its setting is historically or technologically significant.

Bridge Considered Historic By Survey: No

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