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Gay Street Bridge

Photos 

View Looking South Along North Approach To Gay Street Bridge

Photo taken by Jet Lowe for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #314357

Map 

Description 

After its construction in 1926, the 12-span, reinforced concrete bridge was the longest such structure in Chester County. It is significant for the variety of span types and construction methods used to cross French Creek valley, several railroads, and buildings owned by the Phoenix Iron Company.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Lost open-spandrel concrete arch bridge over French Creek on Gay Street
Location
Phoenixville, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1926; Replaced 2009
Builder
- Hoover-Ryan Co. of Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Design
Open-spandrel concrete arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.13523, -75.51861   (decimal degrees)
40°08'07" N, 75°31'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/455818/4442895 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Phoenixville
Inventory number
BH 44335 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • March 6, 2010: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • HAER PA-492 - Gay Street Bridge, Spanning French Creek at Gay Street (State Route 113), Phoenixville, Chester County, PA