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Iron Bridge

Photo 

Mennonite School Road Bridge

Photo taken by Robert R.

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BH Photo #502281

Description 

The design of the portals and lattice on the top chord help to identify this as a VIW span. The plaque is a design that was used by the Buckeye Bridge Works also of Cleveland that was bought out by Variety around 1889.

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Mill Creek on Mennonite School Rd
Location
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built in 1890 by the Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio
Builder
- Variety Iron Works of Cleveland, Ohio
Design
8-panel, pinned Pratt through truss
Also called
Lancaster Mennonite School Bridge
Lancaster Mennonite School Iron Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.02563, -76.22611   (decimal degrees)
40°01'32" N, 76°13'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/395377/4431321 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Leola
Inventory number
BH 59268 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 2, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 19, 2014: Updated by Tony Dillon: Added builder and modified truss type
  • January 19, 2014: Added by Patrick S. O'Donnell

Sources 

Comments 

Iron Bridge
Posted August 2, 2021, by Garrett DiDomizio (garrettdidomizio [at] gmail [dot] com)

Beautiful Pratt bridge! Much to see in Lancaster, as I found passing through on a trip recently.