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Rockland Road Bridge

Photos 

View East, Roadway Elevation

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #312421

Map 

Description 

State Highway Bridge No. 2 is a highly ornamental example of a concrete-encased steel girder bridge. The construction of a new steel girder bridge for the Rockland crossing reflects a significant trend which occurred in the 1920's and 1930's in New Castle County, as the Levy Court pursued a systematic program of replacing obsolescent covered bridges with structures embodying modern technology.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Deck girder bridge over Brandywine Creek on Rockland Road
Location
New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Deck girder
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 111.9 ft.
Total length: 164.1 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.79694, -75.57472   (decimal degrees)
39°47'49" N, 75°34'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/450796/4405378 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wilmington North
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
9,205
Inventory number
BH 12301 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 59.6 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 4, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King

Sources 

  • HAER DE-35 - State Highway Bridge No. 2, Spanning Brandywine Creek at Rockland Road, Rockland, New Castle County, DE