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Conestoga River Bridge


East side of bridge

Photo taken by Jodi Christman in August 14, 2013


BH Photo #263877


Street View 


FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 2 span, 109'-long reinforced concrete thru girder bridge built in 1922 is composed of two girders with an integral concrete slab deck. The paneled girders also serve as the railings. The bridge is supported on concrete pier and abutments with U-shaped wingwalls surmounted by concrete parapets. The girders and slab are spalled with exposed reinforcing bars. 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 Linden Road
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Open to traffic
Built 1922
- F. H. Shaw (county Engineer)
Reinforced concrete thru girder bridge
Length of largest span: 54.1 ft.
Total length: 108.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Also called
Big Conestoga Bridge 4A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.14000, -76.04833   (decimal degrees)
40°08'24" N, 76°02'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/410696/4443822 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Terre Hill
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
Inventory numbers
PANBI 21913 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 52529 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of May 2016)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 20.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • June 15, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 19, 2013: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • May 25, 2012: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description