This bridge is an excellent example of a bridge built by the
Luten Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania. For this reason, it is assumed that
this bridge uses the patented Luten system of reinforcing. Luten Bridge Company
of York, Pennsylvania was not directly owned or affiliated with famous concrete
bridge engineer Daniel Luten or his National Bridge Company of Indianapolis,
Indiana. Rather, Luten Bridge Company of York, Pennsylvania was one of several
bridge independent companies that formed across the country to provide
construction services for patented Luten arch bridges. The local company would
have to deal with the National Bridge Company, which held the patent rights, to
acquire permission to use the patented technology.
The River Road Bridge has excellent historic integrity with no
significant alterations noted.
This bridge is tagged with the following special condition(s): Luten
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