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Oak Street Bridge

Description 

FROM THE 1996-2001 PENNSYLVANIA HISTORIC BRIDGE SURVEY: The single span, 20'-long stone arch bridge built in 1855 according to state records is laid up with matched ring stones and rubble coursed field stone spandrel walls and parapets. The spandrel walls and parapets appear to have been rebuilt. On the upstream side, a large section of parapet is missing and has been replaced by chain link fencing. The bridge is one of six stone arch spans in Norristown and one of over 50 built between 1789 and 1919 in the county. It is an undistinguished example of its technology, and neither the bridge nor its setting are historically or technologically significant.

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Saw Mill Run on East Oak Street
Location
Norristown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1855 ca, rehabilitated 1931
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 50.7 ft.
Also called
Saw Mill Run Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.11629, -75.33465   (decimal degrees)
40°06'59" N, 75°20'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/471483/4440717 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norristown
Inventory number
BH 52356 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 4, 2012: Added by Jodi Christman

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