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Pinkertown Road Bridge

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South east side of bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in June 4, 2013

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BH Photo #255528

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Description 

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.

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Little Chiques Creek on Pinkertown Road
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1883
Builder
- E. McMellen of Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 60.0 ft.
Deck width: 14.1 ft.
Recognition
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)
Inspection (as of 06/2006)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 51.3 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
450

Update Log 

  • 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

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