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Charles Street Bridge

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Photo taken by Kay Stum

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BH Photo #252580

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Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 52'-long reinforced concrete arch bridge built in 1923 has paneled concrete parapets and spandrels. It is supported on concrete abutments with plain pilasters at the corners. Reinforced concrete arch bridges began appearing in numbers during the early 1910s in Pennsylvania, and by the 1920s were ubiquitous. This example has no individually distinguished features, it is, however, located in a PHMC-determined eligible historic district in Red Lion. The bridge dates from the district's period of significance and adds to the setting's historic significance. It is contributing.

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over an abandoned railroad (Ma & Pa) on Charles Street in Red Lion
Location
Red Lion, York County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1923
Builders
- G.A. & F.M. Wagman of York, Pennsylvania
- R. B. McKinnon
Railroad
- Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad (MPA)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 48.9 ft.
Total length: 51.8 ft.
Deck width: 28.2 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.90071, -76.60996   (decimal degrees)
39°54'03" N, 76°36'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/362372/4417978 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Red Lion
Inventory numbers
PA 66 7424 4000 4311 (Pennsylvania Bridge Management System number)
PANBI 38292 (Pennsylvania BRKEY bridge number on the 2011 NBI)
BH 31860 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2009)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 68.7 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1995)
4,000

Update Log 

  • March 16, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 18, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 26, 2011: Updated by Jodi Christman: Added builder and description
  • February 21, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added GPS and city name

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Charles Street Bridge
Posted April 18, 2013, by Kay Stum (btmchickenlady [at] aol [dot] com)

photo take on Jan 29th 2013