Paper Mill Bridge
Photo taken by Julie Bowers
BH Photo #352486
This bridge is a rehabilitation of the iron bowstring that fell into the river. The star iron was created and the vertical posts and outriggers still have the same design although they are new. The truss, cross members have been repaired, the bottom chord bars have been heat straightened and new parts cast for the connectors that were broken or missing. All care has been taken to preserve as much material as possible in this in-kind restoration by Nels Raynor and the Rivet Gang at BACH Steel. This prove a point that all of these methods for repair, when handled by a master craftsman and engineer, can restore these bridges. Or as Vern Mesler said in 2009, "Julie, you can fix this bridge even if it falls in the river!" We have, and it will be reset in the late summer / fall of 2016.
- Bowstring through truss bridge over Red Clay Creek on Trail
- Hockessin, New Castle County, Delaware
- Open to pedestrians only
- The bridge was swept off it's piers in 2009, a friends group was formed but the county voted against supporting TAP funding. Sold as a complete bridge to DNREC in June of 2015.
- - BACH Steel of Holt, Michigan
- King Iron Bridge Co. of Cleveland, Ohio [also known as King Bridge Co.]
- Schiffer Group Inc. of Traverse City, Michigan
- Workin' Bridges/NSRGA of Grinnell, Iowa
- Bowstring through truss
Span length: 120.0 ft.
Total length: 120.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 14.0 ft.
- Also called
- McIntyre Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.80736, -75.67926 (decimal degrees)
39°48'27" N, 75°40'45" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/441855/4406597 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Kennett Square
- Inventory number
- BH 71972 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- April 26, 2016: Added by Julie Bowers