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Reedy Point Bridge (Older)

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Reedy Point Bridge

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Photo taken by Douglas Butler in May 2016

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Overview
Lost Concrete stringer Shear pole bridge over Chesapeake & Delaware River on Route 9
Location
Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1910 replaced 1926
Design
Concrete stringer shear pole type
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.56921, -75.59046   (decimal degrees)
39°34'09" N, 75°35'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/449282/4380111 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Delaware City
Inventory number
BH 72205 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 12, 2016: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • May 16, 2016: Added by Douglas Butler

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Reedy Point Bridge (Older)
Posted September 12, 2016, by craig.odonnell@doverpost.com (craig [dot] odonnell [at] doverpost [dot] com)

This drawing of the shear pole swing bridge is actually the 5th Street Bridge in Delaware City. (The Corps of Engrs considers Reedy Point Bridge over the C&D Canal and this bridge as one "system" but they are different.)

The existing 5th Street bridge was installed about 1930, is a bascule welded shut now, and was closed Sep. 12 (today) 2016 for replacement with a concrete span.

Two pix taken about 7 AM 9-12-16, looking south down the roadway and looking southeast along the (old) canal.