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Letchworth Avenue Delaware Canal Bridge

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt pony truss bridge over Delaware Canal on Letchworth Ave.
Location
Yardley, Bucks County, Pennsylvania
Status
Superstructure replaced
History
contract awarded Jan., 19, 1875 to Joseph Preston (superstructure probably subcontracted to Corwin/Lambertville Iron Works per HAER), superstructure replaced around 1895.
Builders
- Cowin Iron Works of Lambertville, New Jersey (probable subcontractors for superstructure per HAER)
- Joseph G. Preston (prime contractor & substructure)
- Lambertville Iron Works of Lambertville, New Jersey (probable subcontractors for superstructure per HAER)
Design
Assuming HAER is correct re: Corwin/Lambertville, the bridge would have been a vertical endpost, cast iron compression member, Pratt pony truss.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23848, -74.83106   (decimal degrees)
40°14'19" N, 74°49'52" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/514370/4454240 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 95259 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 27, 2021: Added by Art S.

Sources 

  • Art Suckewer - Asuckewer [at] knite [dot] com