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Old Mill Road Bridge, Spanning Saucon Creek, Old Mill Road, Hellertown, Northampton County, PA

Old Mill Road Bridge, Spanning Saucon Creek, Old Mill Road, Hellertown, Northampton County, PA

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Significance: One of two existing pony-truss spans built by the Beckel Foundry. Both used variations of Francis C. Lowthorp's 23 June 1857 and 13 March 1860 patented cast lower-chord connections. The Old Mill and the Walnut Street bridges incorporate unusual cast-iron beams to support decks.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N16
Survey number: HAER PA-93
Building/structure dates: after. 1860- before. 1880 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: after. 1930- before. 1940 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Beckel, Charles Nathaniel
Lowthorp, Francis C
Theodoropulos, Christine, field team
Chang, Wayne, field team
Delony, Eric, field team
Anderson, Richard K, field team
Allen, Lori, field team
Givens, Carolyn, field team
Ussler, Christine, project manager
Kemp, Emory L, project manager
Madrid, transmitter
Korsos, Monika, delineator
Burney, Coy, delineator
Hadlow, Robert W, historian
Chamberlin, William, historian
Elliot, Joseph E, B, photographer
Lowe, Jet, photographer


Hellertown (Pa.)40.57954, -75.34073
Google Map of 40.57954369999999, -75.34073459999999


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