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Tilghman Street Bridge

Photos 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

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BH Photo #351521

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Jordan Creek on Tilghman Street
Location
Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1903; Replaced 1987
Design
Pratt through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61440, -75.46687   (decimal degrees)
40°36'52" N, 75°28'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/460507/4496057 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Allentown East
Inventory number
BH 71810 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Allentown, Pennsylvania (30)
Beam (13,390)
Built 1903 (494)
Built during 1900s (6,556)
Deck truss (1,564)
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania (97)
Lost (20,237)
Lost 1987 (177)
Lost during 1980s (1,106)
Owned by city (4,754)
Pennsylvania (4,666)
Pratt through truss (4,747)
Pratt truss (8,281)
Replaced by new bridge (13,356)
Steel stringer (5,264)
Through truss (13,345)
Truss (30,158)
Warren deck truss (565)
Warren truss (5,972)

Update Log 

  • January 21, 2018: Updated by Luke: Corrected build date per Engineering News-Record, Volume 48
  • January 20, 2018: New photo from Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 13, 2016: Updated by Luke: Added

Comments 

Tilghman Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by Art S (asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com)

Good catch Barry, looks like Luke researched it and found the correct build date.

Tilghman Street Bridge
Posted January 21, 2018, by Barry (bllauver [at] toad [dot] net)

Built 1924, yet all three pictures of the bridge were taken before it was built?