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Tweed Creek Bridge

Photos 

View Of Chester County Bridge No. 225, Looking North

Photo taken by Nadine Miller Peterson for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #313690

Map 

Description 

The bridge sits in the heart of the Hopewell Historic District. The district is characterized by 19th century residential, agricultural, public, commercial, and industrial buildings clustered along a 19th century road network. It sits within this historic transportation network and contributed to the significance of the district. Built in 1907, the crossing was commissioned by the Chester County Commissioners at the insistence of local residents who requested a bridge be erected at the fording with Tweed Creek crossed Hopewell Road. The bridge was one of the first concrete and I-beam structures erected in Chester County during the early twentieth century. Erected by a Chester County-based contractor, the bridge retains a high degree of architectural integrity evident in its fieldstone abutments, wing walls, pier, and reinforced concrete deck.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete stringer bridge over Tweed Creek on Hopewell Road
Location
Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1907; Replaced 1998
Builder
- Corcoran Brothers of Chester County, Pennsylvania
Design
Concrete stringer
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 23.0 ft.
Total length: 45.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.77875, -76.01865   (decimal degrees)
39°46'43" N, 76°01'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/412767/4403696 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kirkwood
Inventory numbers
PA 15 3016 0030 3311 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 65493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 14, 2015: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • HAER PA-415 - Chester County Bridge No. 225, Spanning Tweed Creek at Hopewell Road, Oxford, Chester County, PA
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com