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Mill Creek Bridge

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Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #310568

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Description 

Delaware Bridge No. 179A was one of six intact historic metal truss highway bridges in Delaware. Structurally similar to Delaware Bridge No. 66 and 424 and produced by the prominent Edge Moor Iron Company of Wilmington, DE, Delaware Bridge No. 179A may be a product of that manufacturer as well. Structures like Delaware Bridge No. 179A also played a vital role in the economic development of rural, farming, and crossroad areas during the last quarter of the 19th century and well into the 20th century, as local transportation networks underwent initial phases of development.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Warren pony truss bridge over Mill Creek on Evanson Road
Location
New Castle County, Delaware
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built between 1873 and 1900. Known rehabilitation 1926 and 1982.
Builder
- Edgemoor Bridge Works of Wilmington, Delaware
Design
Warren pony truss.
Two-panel, riveted, Warren pony truss bridge composed of wrought iron angles for the chords, diagonals and verticals.
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 12.1 ft.
Also called
Delaware Bridge No. 179A
Evanson Road Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.78288, -75.70159   (decimal degrees)
39°46'58" N, 75°42'06" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/439922/4403894 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 65085 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2016: New Street View added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • December 27, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER DE-43 - Delaware Bridge No. 179A, Spanning Mill Creek at Evanson Road (N285), Hockessin, New Castle County, DE
  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV