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Rush's Mill Bridge

Photos 

Color photo

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #155313

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Iron pony truss bridge over Plum Creek on the Union Canal Trail
Location
Berks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1869 over Perkiomen Creek; relocated and rehabilitated for pedestrian traffic in 1980
Builder
- Simon Dreibelbies
Design
Cast- and wrought-iron Howe pony truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.37323, -76.00745   (decimal degrees)
40°22'24" N, 76°00'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/414473/4469670 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Sinking Spring
Inventory number
BH 44139 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 15, 2010: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER PA-211 - Rush's Mill Bridge, Spanning Plum Creek at North end of Union Canal Bicycle & Walking Trail, Sinking Spring vicinity, Berks County, PA
  • Historicbridges.org - by Nathan Holth