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Farm Lane Bridge

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After Restoration - At Beech & Rich

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Photo taken by Julie Bowers

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BH Photo #353643

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Description 

The bridge will be part of a heritage bridge site built with public and private enterprises led by DNREC.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt pony truss bridge over West Clay Creek
Location
Yorklyn, New Castle County, Delaware
Status
The bridge has been restored and coated, and is awaiting installation in the Fall 2016.
History
This bridge was destined for a trail in York, Pennsylvania but they chose not to use it. It was listed for sale in the PennDOT "Bridges for Sale" Program. It has been engineered for 20 ton & widened to allow for 1-lane vehicular and pedestrians.
Builders
- BACH Steel of Holt, Michigan
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
Design
Pratt pony truss
Dimensions
Total length: 69.8 ft.
Deck width: 15.3 ft.
Also called
Marsh Creek Bridge,
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.80839, -75.68120   (decimal degrees)
39°48'30" N, 75°40'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/441690/4406712 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kennett Square
Inventory number
BH 72226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 18, 2016: Added by Julie Bowers

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Farm Lane Bridge
Posted October 27, 2020, by Julie Bowers (jbowerz1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This pony truss is now ready for triple railings that provide a walkway and a vehicle passage. The middle rail can be removed if a wider vehicle is required. The engineering was interesting as it had special requirements for a farmer, four houses and the historic location. Altered foroading but every part is essential to the whole. If we are to continue saving these bridges alteration is one way. Bach Steel is the fabricator on all our projects with engineering by Jim Schiffer.

You can see Pennsylvania from there.