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Lindbergh Bridge

Photos 

View Of Southwest Facing Elevation. Looking East

Photo taken by Christopher Ransom for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #311858

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Lindbergh Bridge is a three span reinforced concrete bridge which was designed by the Delaware County Department of Public Works. With a main span of 259'4", it was the largest reinforced concrete arch bridge designed and built by the county. The bridge is a fine example of the twin ribbed, open spandrel, arcaded parapet structures which were being constructed during the early part of the 20th Century. The concrete lamp posts with colonial fittings were a distinctive embellishment on the bridge. The bridge was named in commemoration of Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh who, one year earlier, had completed the first solo flight of the Atlantic Ocean. At the time of consideration, adulation for Colonel Lindbergh had swept across America.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Open-spandrel arch bridge over Darby Creek on Marple Avenue in Clifton Heights
Location
Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927-28
Builder
- Carl Camp of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Design
Open-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 256.9 ft.
Total length: 394.0 ft.
Deck width: 29.9 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.93333, -75.29000   (decimal degrees)
39°55'60" N, 75°17'24" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/475221/4420398 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lansdowne
Inventory numbers
PA 23 7023 0390 0072 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 15410 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 30864 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 12/2009)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 80.8 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
4,005

Update Log 

  • January 1, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • January 3, 2015: HAER photos posted by Dave King

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