Peters Creek Bridge
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The single span, 70'-long, reinforced concrete deck arch bridge built in 1927 is finished with paneled concrete parapets. The bridge was designed by the county engineer and built with funds from the Philadelphia Electric Power Co. to replace a bridge flooded by the raising of the Conowingo Reservoir in 1927. The relocation of roads and bridges as a result of water control projects is very common and not historically noteworthy in association with the Conowingo project. Deck arch bridges began appearing in numbers in Pennsylvania about 1905 and they were ubiquitous by the 1910s. Over 200 examples from before 1916 survive, and 270 reinforced concrete closed spandrel arch bridges predate 1920. This later example has no unusual or noteworthy features. It is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.
- Concrete arch bridge over Peters Creek on PA 3002
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1927
- - J. Miller Eschelman
- Closed-spandrel arch
Span length: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 69.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +39.75667, -76.23500 (decimal degrees)
39°45'24" N, 76°14'06" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/394206/4401479 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PA 36 3002 0010 1749 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31118 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 12/2009)
- Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 83.4 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
- May 28, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
- Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com