Mispillion River Bridge
The Railroad Avenue Bridge was designed by William B. Carswell and installed by James A. Hirons, with stonework by Joseph Russo. The bridge was listed as potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places when it was identified as the earliest steel girder bridge in the statewide bridge survey.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Steel stringer bridge over Mispillion River on Church Street
- Milford, Kent County, Delaware
- Replaced by a new bridge
- Built 1903; Replaced 1994
- - James A. Hirons (Contractor)
- Joseph Russo (Stone Mason)
- William B. Carswell of Wilmington, Delaware (Engineer)
- Steel stringer
Length of largest span: 19.0 ft.
Total length: 42.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.1 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +38.91213, -75.43076 (decimal degrees)
38°54'44" N, 75°25'51" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/462653/4307114 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Inventory number
- BH 65127 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 03/1992)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Appraisal: Structurally deficient
Sufficiency rating: 39.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 1991)
- December 29, 2014: Added by Dave King
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER DE-36 - Railroad Avenue Bridge, Spanning Mispillion River on Church Street, Milford, Sussex County, DE