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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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BH Photo #353541

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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)

Categories 

Beam (13,399)
Built 1910 (1,073)
Built during 1910s (9,035)
Concrete stringer (658)
Delaware (133)
Delaware City, Delaware (2)
Lost (20,248)
Lost 1926 (34)
Lost during 1920s (337)
Movable (2,779)
New Castle County, Delaware (90)
Shear Pole Type (11)
Swing (1,322)

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.