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Mispillion River Bridge

Photos 

Building In Context, View South

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #164111

Map 

Street Views 

Facts 

Overview
Bascule bridge over Mispillion River on Rehoboth Road
Location
Sussex County, Kent County, Delaware, and Sussex County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929; rehabilitated 1952
Builder
- Keller & Harrington of Chicago, Illinois
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 57.1 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 24.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.91734, -75.41768   (decimal degrees)
38°55'02" N, 75°25'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/463790/4307687 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milford
Inventory number
BH 45160 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 11/2015)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 52.9 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
9,017

Update Log 

  • August 8, 2015: New Street View added by Andy Peters
  • June 27, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • May 3, 2010: Added by Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER DE-40-A - Delaware State Bridge No. 21A, Operator's House, Spanning Mispillion River at Rehoboth Road, Milford, Kent County, DE
  • Douglas Butler
  • Andy Peters - anpete1971 [at] gmail [dot] com

Comments 

Mispillion River Bridge
Posted July 21, 2017, by Nathan Delaplaine (ndelaplaine [at] gmail [dot] com)

I would want to see this bridge operate in person.