Conestoga River Bridge
FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY:
The single span, 50'-long, reinforced concrete thru girder bridge built in 1914 is supported on stone abutments with concrete bridge seats. The girders are paneled below the thicker top flange section. A transverse concrete slab spans between the girders. The bridge is an example of one of the least successful standardized reinforce concrete bridges types developed during the first decade of the 20th century. At least 65 thru girder bridges from 1906 to 1930 have been identified with more than one-third of the examples in Lancaster County where their use was forwarded by county engineer F. H. Shaw beginning before 1910. The bridge is not historically or technologically distinguished by its setting or context.
- Reinforced concrete thru girder bridge over Conestoga River on Boot Jack Road
- Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
- Open to traffic
- Built 1914
- - F. H. Shaw (county Engineer)
- John T. Brubaker
- Concrete through girder
Length of largest span: 47.9 ft.
Total length: 49.9 ft.
Deck width: 16.1 ft.
- Also called
- Big Conestoga #1 Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +40.12944, -75.95611 (decimal degrees)
40°07'46" N, 75°57'22" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 18/418540/4442562 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory numbers
- PANBI 21854 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 52527 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/2010)
- Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 47.3 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2011)
- May 25, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description