Library Of Congress
Library Of CongressPublic Domain ArchivePart of PICRYL.com. Not developed or endorsed by the Library of Congress
Henszey's Wrought-Iron Arch Bridge, Spanning Ontelaunee Creek at Kings Road, Wanamakers, Lehigh County, PA

Henszey's Wrought-Iron Arch Bridge, Spanning Ontelaunee Creek at Kings Road, Wanamakers, Lehigh County, PA

 
 
description

Summary

Significance: Mosser's Bridge is one of two bowstring arch-truss bridges remaining on state-owned highways and roads in Pennsylvania. It is distinguished by a variety of unusual features, including top chords fashioned from two Phoenix sections, a system of camber rods below the bottom chord which serve to deepen each truss and thereby limit deflection, and camber rods beneath each floor beam which reduce the lateral movement of the top chords under live loads. This single span was originally erected in 1869 as part of a two-span bowstring arch-truss which carried Main Street over Trout Creek in Slatington, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The ironwork was supplied by the Continental Bridge Company of Philadelphia, and erected under the supervision of local bridge contractor Daniel Beidelman. In 1900, this span was relocated to its present site by the Penn Bridge Company of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, where it served the transportation needs of the rural agricultural community in the Ontelaunee Creek valley.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N174
Survey number: HAER PA-209
Building/structure dates: 1869 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1900

person

Contributors

Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Henszey, Joseph G
Sechler, Jacob
Continental Bridge Company
place

Location

Wanamakers40.66093, -75.84575
Google Map of 40.6609265, -75.8457535
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

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