Pinkertown Road Bridge
South east side of bridge
Photo taken by Jodi Christman in June 4, 2013
BH Photo #255528
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The 3-span, 60'-long humpbacked stone arch bridge built in 1883 has fieldstone arch ring with contrasting redstone ashlar voussoirs. Fieldstone parapets have redstone coping. Concrete scour protection has been added. The bridge is a complete and documented example of the traditional stone arch bridge technology that has been used in the state since the colonial period. According to a plaque, it was built by E. McMellen. The bridge is 1 of at least 6 stone arch highway bridges from ca. 1875 to 1910 surviving in Lancaster County. It is the only multiple span example, and it exhibits good craftsmanship. The bridge is a historically and technologically significant example of its type.
- Stone arch bridge over Little Chiques Creek on Pinkertown Road
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1883
- - E. McMellen of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- Stone arch
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.08845, -76.50544 (decimal degrees)
40°05'18" N, 76°30'20" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/371659/4438659 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Columbia West
- Inventory numbers
- PA 36 7230 0358 1102 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
BH 31120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 24, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Corrected stream name
- June 5, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
- May 26, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Tweaked GPS