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Mohrsville Canal Bridge

Photo 

Mohrsville Canal Bridge

Photo from old postcard

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BH Photo #503275

Facts 

Overview
Lost Parker pony truss bridge over canal on road
Location
Mohrsville, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Removed but not replaced
Builder
- John L. Foreman of Pottstown, Pennsylvania (Likely Designer)
Design
Parker pony truss with counters in all panels except the ends.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.47193, -75.97077   (decimal degrees)
40°28'19" N, 75°58'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/417708/4480591 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 93968 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 19, 2021: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added likely designer.
  • August 19, 2021: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added truss type
  • August 19, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs

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Comments 

Mohrsville Canal Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Art S. (Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Nathan,

Most likely. I've been aware of the image for a while and trying to learn more but I'm still at 'most likely.'

Tony,

Depends on your definition and of course, how its rigged. Is a five panel cast iron Whipple bowstring also considered a camelback?

Regards,

Art S.

Mohrsville Canal Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

Yes Nathan, I would agree that this is likely one of his.

But is this a type of bowstring (as a couple listed for him suggest), or is it more akin to a Parker pony with counters in all panels except the end ones? I see it as being closer to the latter.

Mohrsville Canal Bridge
Posted August 19, 2021, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Does anyone agree this appears to be a John L. Foreman design bridge?

https://bridgehunter.com/category/builder/john-l-foreman/