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Penstock Bridge

Photos 

View Southward Of The Penstock Bridge, Showing The Surviving Upstream (West) Wall Structure

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #311030

Map 

Description 

The structure is a combination dam and water control structure of an unusual type. The existing system has evolved through a series of reconstructions since the first bridge was replaced in 1815 by the present dam.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete culvert bridge over Wagamon Pond on Mulberry Street
Location
Sussex County, Sussex County, Delaware
History
Built 1917
Design
Concrete culvert
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.77627, -75.31260   (decimal degrees)
38°46'35" N, 75°18'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/472846/4291995 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Milton
Inventory number
BH 65142 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Built 1917 (583)
Built during 1910s (8,803)
Culvert (973)
Delaware (125)
Owned by state (13,892)
Sussex County, Delaware (16)
Unknown status (1,475)

Update Log 

  • December 29, 2014: Added by Dave King

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Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER DE-29 - Wagamon Pond Dam & Bridge, Spanning Broadkill River at State Road No. 197 (Mulberry Street), Milton, Sussex County, DE