Photo taken by Royce and Bobette Haley in April 2018
BH Photo #423212
Good eye Nathan on noticing the differences on the sides of this bridge.I have to agree by doing what they did ruined the historical significance.
Thanks, Nathan. I had not gotten that far yet. Hopefully, one of us Bridgehunters can do a field visit someday.
Robert: The PA Historic Bridge Inventory states the following:
The 2 span, 68'-long stone arch bridge built in 1893 was widened on one side in 1948 with a stringer extension to accommodate a sidewalk. The upstream side is original with its stone parapet. The parapet on the downstream side was removed to accommodate the widening, which is finished with a concrete balustrade. Both sides have been shortcreted. The bridge is located in a residential section of Ashland dominated by highly altered houses. Neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.
I am not sure what type of bridge this is without looking underneath. It was listed as a Marsh arch, which is obviously not correct.