Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
  • searchSearch
  • photo_albumStories
  • collectionsCollections
  • infoAbout
  • star_rateUpgrade
Christiana Borough Bridge, Bridge Street over Pennsylvania Railroad, Christiana, Lancaster County, PA

Christiana Borough Bridge, Bridge Street over Pennsylvania Railroad, Christiana, Lancaster County, PA

  • save_altThumbnail200x200
  • save_altSmall640x509
  • save_altMedium1024x814
  • save_altLarge1600x1273
  • save_altOriginal3840x3054
  • photo_size_select_largeUpscale 2x7680x6108
description

Summary

Significance: The Christiana Borough Bridge is a rare survivor of the Whipple truss bridge structure with wrought iron Phoenix columns. Built in 1893-95 by the Pennsylvania Railroad during a period of railroad expansion, it replaced a timber pony truss bridge. As originally designed, the truss was intended to carry heavy railway loads. In this instance, however, because the bridge was built to carry highway traffic over the railroad, the design was modified to carry a lighter load.
Survey number: HAER PA-88
Building/structure dates: 1893-1895 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1907 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1937 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1952 Subsequent Work

person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad
Macomber Associates, Inc, delineator
Yearby, Jean P, historian
place

Location

christiana39.95483, -75.99689
Google Map of 39.95482620000001, -75.9968949
create

Source

Library of Congress
copyright

Copyright info

No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html

Explorewilmington and baltimore railroad philadelphia

Exploreinc macomber associates

Explorechristiana borough bridge

Library Of Congress

The objects in this archive are from Library of Congress - the nation’s first established cultural institution and the largest library in the world, with millions of items including books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library provides Congress, the federal government and the American people with a rich, diverse and enduring source of knowledge to inform, inspire and engage them and support their intellectual and creative endeavors.

Disclaimer: A work of the Library of Congress is "a work prepared by an officer or employee" of the federal government "as part of that person's official duties." In general, under section 105 of the Copyright Act, such works are not entitled to domestic copyright protection under U.S. law and are therefore in the public domain. This website is developed as a part of the world's largest public domain archive, PICRYL.com, and not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress, https://www.picryl.com

Developed by GetArchive, 2015-2020