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Hanover Street Bridge

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Hanover Street Bridge

The Mercury: July 31 1946

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BH Photo #508639

Description 

Was repaired several times before Hurricane Agnes closed it for good.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Pratt through truss bridge over Schuylkill River on Hanover Street
Location
Pottstown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and Chester County, Pennsylvania
Status
Replaced by new bridge
History
Built 1884; Closed after damage from Hurricane Agnes in 1972; Replaced 1975
Builders
- Dean & Westbrook of New York, New York (Possible Contractors)
- Phoenix Bridge Co. of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Design
(2)8-panel, pinned Pratt through trusses
Also called
South Pottstown Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.24201, -75.65115   (decimal degrees)
40°14'31" N, 75°39'04" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/444614/4454822 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94512 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 29, 2021: New photos from Melissa Brand-Welch
  • September 29, 2021: Added by Tony Dillon

Sources 

  • Tony Dillon - spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Melissa Brand-Welch - melissabrandwelch [at] msn [dot] com