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Powell Creek Bridge

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East side looking south

Photo taken by Jodi Christman 05/11/2012

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BH Photo #231965

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Description 

The Wiconisco Canal ran from the east end of the Clark's Ferry Bridge northward to Millersburg on the east bank of the Susquehanna River. Aqueduct #3 was completed in 1840, but did not carry water or freight until the completion of the canal by a private company in 1844. A flood in 1889 destroyed much of the canal, and it was closed in 1890. Some time after, the aqueduct was modified for vehicle traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Three-span stone arch bridge over Powell Creek on PA 147
Location
Inglenook, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1840 as Wiconisco Canal Aqueduct No. 3
Builders
- George Mish & Co.
- Pennsylvania Canal Co.
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 24.0 ft.
Total length: 80.1 ft.
Deck width: 58.7 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 22, 1988
Also called
Wisconisco Canal Aqueduct No. 3
Inglenook Aqueduct
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.40979, -76.98413   (decimal degrees)
40°24'35" N, 76°59'03" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/331646/4475131 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Halifax
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
6,286
Inventory numbers
PA 22 0147 0040 1898 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 14291 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
NRHP 88000823 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 30839 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2018)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 64.8 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • January 4, 2021: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description and builder; corrected completion date to 1840, not 1860.
  • March 3, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • April 13, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and NR # and year
  • April 9, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Corrected GPS

Sources 

  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com