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Little Conestoga Creek Bridge

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The 1-span, 47'-long, reinforced concrete thru girder bridge built in 1917 is composed of two girders with integral concrete slab deck. The paneled girders also serve as railings. The bridge is supported on concrete abutments with wingwalls. 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.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Concrete pony/through girder bridge over Little Conestoga Creek on Owl Bridge Road
Location
Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Replaced 1917
Builders
- F.H. Shaw (county Engineer)
- Pomarino & Pearthree
Design
Reinforced concrete thru girder bridge
Also called
Little Conestoga Bridge 2A
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.98361, -76.37778   (decimal degrees)
39°59'01" N, 76°22'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/382363/4426847 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Safe Harbor
Inventory number
BH 52531 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 25, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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