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Allegheny Aqueduct

Photos 

File:Allegheny Aqueduct - Gibraltar, Pennsylvania (5655164775).jpg

Photo taken by Doug Kerr

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #276676

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Street View 

Description 

Built by the Schuylkill Navigation Company to carry the Girard Canal, a section of the Schuylkill Canal, over the Allegheny Creek. Operated for commerce until 1919. Abandoned in 1931. Restored in 1989.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Allegheny Creek on Aqueduct
Location
Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Partial collapse under the eastern most span. Appears to still hold storm water / aqueduct trough not affected.
History
Built 1824. Operated for commerce until 1919. Abandoned in 1931. Restored in 1989.
Design
Stone arch
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 23, 1984
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.28611, -75.87472   (decimal degrees)
40°17'10" N, 75°52'29" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/425646/4459880 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Birdsboro
Inventory numbers
NRHP 84003105 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 60033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (6,182)
Aqueduct (73)
Arch (11,194)
Berks County, Pennsylvania (145)
Built 1824 (10)
Built during 1820s (79)
Deck arch (10,433)
Have street view (22,086)
NR-listed (2,844)
Open to pedestrians (3,536)
Owned by state (13,681)
Pennsylvania (4,188)
Reading, Pennsylvania (17)
Stone arch (2,649)

Update Log 

  • October 20, 2016: New photos from Janis Ford
  • August 22, 2014: Updated by Patrick S. O'Donnell: Few details added by way of information gleaned from a nearby interpretive sign.
  • March 2, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Janis Ford